The Government of the Republic of Uganda represented by the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) wishes to engage an operator for the Operation and Maintenance of the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway Project (51.4 km).

The Kampala Entebbe Expressway provides an efficient transportation route between Kampala Central Business District and Entebbe International Airport and forms a crucial part of Government’s overall strategy of decongesting the Greater Kampala Metropolitan area;

Objectives of the Kampala Entebbe Express Way (a) Reduce congestion and increase the commercial viability of Greater Kampala Metropolitan area; (b) Improve mobility, reduce travel times, vehicle operating costs and accident rates; and, (c) Provide better access to local facilities for communities, creation of employment and increase in value for land and properties along the area of influence.

The Kampala-Entebbe Expressway is a 4 lane highway (2 lane dual carriageway) comprising the following sections: (a) “Section 1” being the 37.23 km of the road from Busega to Entebbe International Airport of which 27km is limited access expressway with toll plazas at Busega, Kajjansi, and Mpala; and (b) “Section 2” being the 14.13 km of the road from Kajjansi to Munyonyo through Lweza.

Length: 51Km

Funder(s): China Exim Bank

Surfacing: Asphalt

Contractor:  China Communications Construction Company (CCCC). Contract Amount: USD 476.000 m. Duration: 5 years

Supervision Consultant: Beijing Expressway Supervisions Co. Ltd. Contract Amount: UGX 9,452,373,429.39

PMC Consultant: Mott MacDonald and Katuramu and Company Ltd.  Contract Amount: GBP 911,804.50 + USD 305,000.00

PMC: GBP 2,092,127, GBP 262,480

Expected Works Completion Date: November 2017

Progress / Status: Cumulative progress by end of April 2019 was 98.74% against the programmed 99.1%. Time elapsed was 95.21%. Financial Progress is at 98.74% against the planned 99.1%.

Remarks: Civil works commenced in December 2012 and originally scheduled to be complete by November 2017. The completion date was revised to 25 December 2018.

Challenges

  • Frequent accidents by reckless drivers and damages to the median rail along the widening section.
  • Loss of revenue since the road is open to traffic before having the tolling system operational.
  • Vandalism of road signs.

PAPs (Project Affected Persons) Compensation

Total Number of PAPs: 4497

Total Compensation Amount Approved: UGX 331,327,813,767

Percentage of PAPs Paid: 98.13%

Land Acquisition

Total Land Required: 766.989 acres

Total Land Acquired: 707.273 acres

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