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Kampala–Jinja Expressway


The Kampala–Jinja Expressway, also known as the Jinja–Kampala Expressway, is a proposed four-lane toll highway in Uganda, linking Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda, with the town of Jinja in the Eastern Region of Uganda

Contents

  • 1 Location
  • 2 Overview
  • 3 History
  • 4 Recent developments
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Location

The expressway will start at Nakawa, a neighborhood in Nakawa Division in the eastern part of Kampala, go through Namanve and Mukono in Mukono District, and end at the New Jinja Bridge in Njeru The entire expressway will be a four-lane, dual carriageway, with limited access

Overview

The current Kampala-Jinja Highway, highway A109 on the map, forms part of the Northern Corridor of the Trans-Africa Highway, linking the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa, Kenya with the Atlantic Ocean port of Matadi, Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC The section of A109 between Jinja and Kampala is the busiest and most congested road in Uganda It is the main import/export route for land-locked Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and eastern DRC The 77 kilometres 48 mi expressway will pass to the south of the existing Kampala–Jinja Highway and is planned as a toll-road

In 2010, the Ugandan government engaged the World Bank as transaction adviser They hired Integrated Transport Planning ITP, a United Kingdom-based transportation consulting firm, to conduct feasibility studies and road design A core investor will be identified who will build, own, and operate the toll road for 25 years from the date of commissioning This public-private-partnership PPP arrangement will be used on three other planned expressways, leading in and out of the nation's capital Trademark East Africa, an affiliate of ITP, will provide oversight support to the Uganda National Roads Authority UNRA in the management of PPP preparation, procurement, and implementation

History

Construction was expected to begin in 2015, with commissioning planned for 2020 The expressway will be a toll-road, with vehicles that use it needing fittings with electronic billing devices The construction contract will be awarded once the core investor in the toll road is identified and approved

The exact cost of the project has not been finalized Estimates have varied from UGX:800 billion to a high of UGX:55 trillion US$15 billion

In June 2014, the UNRA selected the International Finance Corporation as lead transaction advisor to assess the potential to develop the 77 kilometres 48 mi expressway on a public private partnership basis Spea Engineering was hired to assist UNRA select one or more investors to design, build, finance, and operate the expressway In July 2014 at the Financing Summit for Africa's Infrastructure that took place in Dakar, Senegal, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa COMESA identified the expressway as a priority project, one of the six infrastructure projects to be developed before 2020 COMESA allocated US$74 million in funding towards its development

Recent developments

In June 2016, the government of France, through the French Development Agency AFD, agreed to lend €180m Shs667 billion to the Ugandan government, towards the construction of this toll expressway Construction is planned to begin in 2017

See also

  • New Jinja Bridge


  • Roads portal
  • Uganda portal

References

  1. ^ "UNRA: Construction of the Kampala–Jinja Expressway" The Observer Kampala Observer Media 14 March 2014 Retrieved 20 July 2014 
  2. ^ a b Rwothungeyo, Billy 28 April 2015 "Kampala-Jinja Expressway Tender To Be Advertised In May" New Vision Kampala Retrieved 25 June 2015 
  3. ^ Baguma, Raymond 26 October 2012 "Kampala-Jinja highway planned for redevelopment" New Vision Kampala Retrieved 25 June 2015 
  4. ^ Ogwang, Joel 12 April 2013 "Govt joins World Bank to build $15b road projects" New Vision Retrieved 12 February 2016 
  5. ^ Musoke, Ronald 18 January 2014 "Is Shs9bn road repair a waste" Kampala: The Independent Uganda Retrieved 28 July 2014 
  6. ^ Musisi, Frederic 23 October 2013 "Kampala–Jinja Express Highway to Cost Shs800 Billion" Daily Monitor Kampala Retrieved 12 February 2016 
  7. ^ Musisi, Frederic 23 January 2016 "Uganda: Work On Shs5 Trillion Jinja Expressway to Start in March" Daily Monitor via AllAfricacom Kampala Retrieved 13 February 2016 
  8. ^ SEI June 2014 "Uganda – Kampala Jinja Expressway PPP: Technical & Traffic Consultants" Spea-engineeringit SEI Retrieved 25 June 2015 
  9. ^ Nakaweesi, Dorothy 21 July 2014 "Comesa earmarks Shs190 billion for Kampala–Jinja highway expansion" Daily Monitor Kampala Retrieved 21 July 2014 
  10. ^ Musisi, Frederic 3 June 2016 "France pledges Shs667 billion for Kampala-Jinja Expressway project" Daily Monitor Kampala Retrieved 3 June 2016 

External links

  • Japanese and South Korean Companies to Construct 'Iconic' Bridge Across Nile
  • Uganda Plans US$1 Billion 2015 Road Tender


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