Kampala – Entebbe Expressway / Munyonyo (51km)

By Gideon Poet on May 15 in Featured Projects, Road Upgrading Projects.

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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