Construction works on Kabwoya-Kagadi-Kyenjojo Road excite World Bank officials


Officials from the World Bank , UNRA and  Ministry of finance were on Thursday pleased by Civil works for the Upgrading  of 100km of Kabwoya-Kagadi-Kyenjojo Road and other Supplementary 11 kms for the various streets of Kagadi, Muhorro, Katooke and Kyenjojo town councils by Shengli Engineering Construction (Group) Co. Ltd.

Upgrading of Kyenjojo – Kabwoya Road (100.4km) from gravel to paved (Bitumen) Standard is funded by World Bank.

Speaking shortly after an assessment visit to the project sites at Kyenjojo Royal Cottages in Kyenjojo Town Council Kyenjojo District , the officials commended Shengli Engineering Construction (Group) Co. Ltd for the tremendous work done, saying the world bank  funds were  put in good use.

According to project coordinator who also doubles as manager under UNRA Eng Alex Otim, civil works will be completed in December 2022.

Eng Alex Otim added that, the officials asked UNRA and Shengili to do project evaluation, maintenance plans and documentation of economic benefits before the handover of the project.

Eng Alex Otim however, said as they are coming to the closer of the project, they still have some few issues to sort out citing only 5 compensation cases and 17% grievance cases which he commits to be sorted before the end of the contact this year.

The total length of the road is 100.4km constructed by M/s. Shengli Engineering Construction (Group) Co. Ltd of Shengli Oilfield and being supervised by M/s. Comptran Engineering Construction and Planning Associates (Ghana).

 The project road traverses the three districts of Kyenjojo, Kagadi and Kikuube. The work commenced on 5th April 2016 for duration of 36 months.

The revised completion date awaiting World Bank No objection is 15th October 2019.

The works contract amount is UGX 214,563,989,426 while the supervision contract amount is USD 2,824,521.

The carriageway and shoulders will be sealed with Double Bituminous Surface Treatment (DBST) wearing course.

The project has subcontractors i.e. M/s MANTAB for relocating electricity and M/s Cribb Technical Services Ltd, Uganda for relocating water.

 M/s Community Health Promotion Consultants (COHEPCO) Uganda was the nominated service provider for HIV/AIDS and BRAC Uganda is the nominated service provider for GBV/VAC      

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Abitegeka Gerald

The News Editor ,Reporter at Kagadi Kibaale community Radio

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