Ugandan has announced that it will construct a modern four lane Expressway after the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija signed a US$150 million loan from the African Development Bank towards the project construction.
The project which is set to benefit the Busega-Mpigi 4-Lane expressway will be the largest project so far in 2017 for road upgrading in Uganda.
The project will involve construction of 4 major interchanges to facilitate interconnection with roads at designated locations including Nabbingo, Nsangi, Maya and Lungala, construction of 20km of link/service roads, and the construction of 8km of auxiliary lanes.
According to the minister the project will connect Uganda to Rwanda and Tanzania ensuring that the rehabilitation of Kagitumba Kagitumba – Kayonza- Rusumo road (208km) in the eastern part of Rwanda is actualized.
The Ugandan section will cover construction of the Busega – Mpigi (23.7km) four lane express way, supervision consultancy services, quality assurance, financial and technical audits, studies and institutional support, in addition to compensation of project affected persons (PAPs).
According to Uganda National Roads Authority, the current state of the two lanes Busega- Mpigi road is congested especially between Busega and Mpigi with over 26,000 vehicles per day.
“This project is expected to change the face of Uganda as it will ensure that the transport system of the country is streamlined and transportation of goods will be easier” he added
The authority also added that in 2017 they look forward for the ongoing projects to be completed as the country’s growth can be easily watched.
This is one of the longest roads that will be in the country having four lanes and it will see a lowered cost of transportation of goods in Uganda which has been having transportation problems.