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Nakivubo Channel handed over

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th February 2004 03:00 AM

BY CATHERINE NTABADDE

THE sh23b Nakivubo Channel was on Thursday handed over to the Kampala City Council (KCC) after three years of rehabilitation.

BY CATHERINE NTABADDE

THE sh23b Nakivubo Channel was on Thursday handed over to the Kampala City Council (KCC) after three years of rehabilitation.

BY CATHERINE NTABADDE

THE sh23b Nakivubo Channel was on Thursday handed over to the Kampala City Council (KCC) after three years of rehabilitation.

KCC offcials said flooding in the city centre had been contained. The channel is the biggest project KCC has handled, mayor John Ssebaana Kizito said.

The 9.1km channel may flood once in 10 years in case of a heavy storm. Deputy city engineer Stephen Kinyera said the culverts and bridges over the widened channel can last 100 years.

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) rehabilitated the channel from Makerere Kivulu to Fifth Street in Industrial Area. Arab Consulting Engineers supervised the project which kicked off in October 2000.

Some 27 black spots, or areas which used to flood heavily, have been carried out under the project funded by the World Bank.

State minister for transport Andruale Awuzu, who was chief guest at the ceremony at the City Hall, said, “The works have been very good. Lugogo used to be a terrible place. Now, the water flows very fast.”

Present were ambassadors Li Quiangmin (China), Maasoum Marzouk (Ethiopia), local government ministry permanent secretary Vincent Ssekkono, Ssebaana Kizito, Kampala RDC Stanley Kinyatta, MPs, President of CCECC Ding Yuan Chen, KCC technical staff and councillors.
Ssebaana hailed the Government for its continued support towards KCC.

“The channel has ended well,” he said. He said KCC was looking for funds for Bwaise, Natete and Ndeeba channels.
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Nakivubo Channel handed over

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