Bumbobi-Lwakhakha Road in Uganda commissioned

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The government of Uganda has commissioned the Bumbobi-Lwakhakha Road which was recently upgraded from gravel/earth road to Bitumen standard roads. The road has a width of 10 m. This includes a 7 m carriageway that features two lanes each of which is 3.5 m wide. The road also has paved shoulders on either of its sides, each measuring 1.5 m in the rural area and 2.0 m wide in trading centers.

According to Eng. Titus Aleper, project manager at the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) which was the Bumbobi-Lwakhakha road project implementing body, an additional 3.5 m wide parking lanes were constructed in built-up areas along the route. He also added that the width of the existing road has been widened in certain places, all existing culverts extended and headwalls replaced.

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“For easier maintenance, culverts with a diameter of not less than 900 mm and proper concrete inlet/ outlet structures have been installed,” said the project manager.

Tarmacking of town roads along the main project area

Eng. Aleper also mentioned that the contractor has also tarmacked about 5.8Km of roads in town councils along the main project area. These town councils include the Nabumali, Manafwa, Bubutu, and Lwakhakha town councils in the Namisindwa district.

Furthermore, he said that the contractor would also install solar street lights in the main trading centers along Bumbobi-Lwakhakha Road.

The project was undertaken by M/s China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd, the world’s largest investment and construction group headquartered in China, and funded by the African Development Fund (ADF), a concessional financing window of the African Development Bank (AfDB), through a loan facility.

The project at large is expected to promote regional integration and cross border trade between Uganda and her neighboring republic of Kenya in the East, where the Bumbobi-Lwakhakha Road stretches to the border with.