26 January 2011

Uganda: Awoja Bridge Repairs to Cost Sh7 Billion

SPECON has won the contract to construct Awoja bridge, the Uganda National Roads Authority has said. Awoja Bridge is located on River Awoja, 15km on the Soroti-Mbale road.

GAUFF will be the supervising consultant. The new bridge, to be financed by the European Union and the Government, will cost sh7.2b.

The scope of work involves construction of a new 7.5-metre carriageway bridge adjacent to the existing one, UNRA spokesperson, Dan Alinange said in a statement.

It will also involve construction of 600-metre approach embankments and provision of one-metre pedestrian walkways on either side of the bridge.

The project commenced on January 24 and will be completed in 12 months.

Meanwhile, Alinange has revealed that the contract for the reconstruction of the Jinja-Kamuli road has been awarded to Dott Services.

The contractor is mobilising, with a camp at Buwenge. The road will cost sh50b and will take two years to complete.

The Jinja-Kamuli road has not been repaired since 1989 and has numerous potholes and black spots that caused several accidents.

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