Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has acquired a new fleet of mobile maintenance station trucks to support road maintenance operations and ensure efficient service delivery across the entire road network.
The fleet of six mobile station trucks, according to UNRA, will be distributed across their regional offices around the country.
According to Allen Catherine Kagina, the Executive Director at UNRA, the mobile trucks will simplify on-site repairs, which is especially useful in remote locations or during emergencies.
“The heavy machines we use in maintenance of works regularly requires service and repairs. We have traditionally (previously) brought the machines to workshops for service and repair. Now, with the mobile workshops, we can service and repair the equipment in its deployed location. This will reduce the time taken to service and repair machines so that we can have an uninterrupted program of road maintenance. The mobile workshops supplement the stationary workshops and will enhance the capacity of our mechanical department,” Kagina said.
Furthermore, Kagina inspected an amphibious excavator designed to operate in challenging terrains, including wetlands, swamps, and low-lying areas.
However, according to UNRA, the amphibious excavator will be deployed to any area of our road network that may be submerged, including landing sites and low-lying areas.
In a bid to increase the number of tarmacked roads in the country, UNRA announced that it had lined up 22 roads to be upgraded in the country and will also construct 76 bridges in different parts of the country to help improve mobility.