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Steady progress made at new Jinja Nile Bridge

By Apollo Mubiru

Added 23rd November 2017 03:29 PM

Japan granted Uganda sh230b to build a new bridge on River Nile in Jinja. It is expected to serve as a major trade route connecting Uganda to the Kenyan port of Mombasa, Rwanda, Burundi, the DR Congo as well as Central Africa.

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Japan granted Uganda sh230b to build a new bridge on River Nile in Jinja. It is expected to serve as a major trade route connecting Uganda to the Kenyan port of Mombasa, Rwanda, Burundi, the DR Congo as well as Central Africa.


Great progress in the construction of the New Nile Bridge with installation of cables underway, according to Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA).

“Physical works at 58% as of today. We cannot wait for this one to be completed. The new Nile Bridge design speed is 120KM per hour upgrading from the existing bridge design speed that provides for 20KM per hour,” UNRA posted on their social media twitter handle.

 

Japan granted Uganda sh230b to build a new bridge on River Nile in Jinja. It is expected to serve as a major trade route connecting Uganda to the Kenyan port of Mombasa, Rwanda, Burundi, the DR Congo as well as Central Africa.

It will replace the bridge at the Nalubaale Dam, formerly known as the Owen Falls Dam, which is in danger of collapsing.

The old bridge, which was commissioned in 1954, houses Uganda’s main source of hydro-electricity.

 

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