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The Ugandan minister of finance, Matia Kasaija, signed a US$150mn loan from the African Development Bank which will be used to construct a four-lane expressway
The Ugandan government announced that it shall construct its largest road construction project ever, using a US$150mn loan from the African Development Bank, which the Ugandan minister of finance, Matia Kasaija, signed this week. The Busega-Mpigi four-lane expressway project will be the beneficiary of the loan.
The project will involve construction of 4 major interchanges to facilitate interconnection with roads at designated locations including Nabbingo, Nsangi, Maya and Lungala, construction of 20km of link/service roads, and the construction of 8km of auxiliary lanes. According to the minister the project will connect Uganda to Rwanda and Tanzania ensuring that the rehabilitation of Kagitumba Kagitumba–Kayonza- Rusumo road (208km) in the eastern part of Rwanda is actualized.
The Ugandan section will cover construction of the Busega–Mpigi (23.7km) four lane express way, supervision consultancy services, quality assurance, financial and technical audits, studies and institutional support, in addition to compensation of project affected persons.
“This project is expected to change the face of Uganda as it will ensure that the transport system of the country is streamlined and transportation of goods will be easier” Matia Kasaija said.