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UNRA launches portal for upcoming expressways

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st October 2015 02:28 AM

THE Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has launched a new website—exclusively tailored to feed investors with information about upcoming superhighways

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The Kampala-Entebbe expressway that is currently under construction.

THE Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has launched a new website—exclusively tailored to feed investors with information about upcoming superhighways

By Billy Rwothungeyo

 

THE Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has launched a new website—exclusively tailored to feed investors with information about upcoming superhighways that will be constructed under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

 

The website, http://ugandaroadsppp.com/, has information about the Kampala-Jinja, Kampala-Entebbe, Kampala-Mpigi, Kampala-Busunju, and Kampala-Bombo expressways. It also has all the information on the Kampala Outer Beltway.

 

“This website has been developed to give a one stop centre for all the roads Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects in Uganda, and specifically for the Uganda National Roads Authority,” said Patrick Muleme, the projects coordinator at the roads authority.

 

Muleme made the announcement on Wednesday at an investors’ conference for the Kampala-Jinja Expressway at the Speke Resort in Kampala.

 

“For this project, all the information that has been presented at this conference, you will find it on this website,” he said.

 

The website provides information such as economic analysis, project structures, environmental and social considerations, projects timeliness, project funding and site maps of the above projects.

 

To take on the ambitious expressway projects, government is taking on PPP arrangements to meet the costs of these works.

 

The Kampala-Jinja expressway, which will incorporate the Southern by-pass, is expected to cost $1.1b and the works are expected to start in 2017.

UNRA launches portal for upcoming expressways

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