AfDB Supports Kampala-Jinja Expressway Project in Uganda
The African Development Bank and the Government of Uganda have signed a USD 229.5 million financing agreement for the first phase of the Kampala-Jinja
The African Development Bank and the Government of Uganda have signed a USD 229.5 million financing agreement for the first phase of the Kampala-Jinja Expressway Project, which will cut travel time and boost trade along an important artery linking Uganda with its neighbors. The Kampala-Jinja Expressway Public-Private Partnership Project-Phase I would improve travel flow, thereby reducing travel time from more than three hours to under one hour between Jinja and Kampala along the northern corridor linking Uganda to neighbors Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Kenya
The project comprises the Kampala-Jinja Mainline Expressway and the Kampala Southern Urban Bypass. The works will be implemented in two sections: Section 1 is an urban expressway including KSB (18km) and 35km of the main expressway from Kampala to Namagunga. Section 2 is a rural motorway covering 42km from Namagunga to Jinja.
The proposed concession period is 30 years, including an eight-year construction period. The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is the executing agency and has already commenced the procurement of a private concessionaire on a design-build-finance-operate-transfer (DBFOT) basis under the Availability Payment PPP model.https://www.afdb.org/sites/default/files/a1-route-ouganda_0.jpg