May 2013 Issue

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Kabale–Kisoro Road

[pull_quote_center]There has been tremendous growth in different businesses in agriculture, retail merchandise, urbanisation and tourism since the completion of the project. “Tourist visits to the Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks and other tourist sites such as Lake Bunyonyi are expected to increase, since it now takes half of the time it used to take to reach these areas,” commented Mr. Shay.[/pull_quote_center]

The Kabale-Kisoro road in Western Uganda is one of the country’s most scenic routes. It passes through an extensive bamboo forest, as well as the “Kanaba Gap”, where a clear view of the volcanoes in Rwanda can be seen. It’s not surprising that the road is a favourite for both tourists and locals alike.

This Northern Corridor Route acts as Uganda’s main transport artery to and from the Port of Mombasa in Kenya. It is also a vital link to the Indian Ocean for neighbouring countries of Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Construction of the100km road commenced in 2007. The project was initially projected to cost US$90million, but the original designs were changed, increasing the cost to US$140million.

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