The project involves the rehabilitation of 208 km of road from Kagitumba through Kayonza to Rusumo. The road starts form Kagitumba (border of Uganda and Rwanda) on the Northern Corridor and ends at Rusumo on the Central Corridor (border with Tanzania).
The project development objectives are two-fold: at regional level, the objective is to contribute to improving road transportation and trade facilitation along the Northern Corridor via Mirama / Kagitumba border and the Central Corridor at Rusumo border; and at national level, the development objective is to contribute to improving transport services in Kagitumba - Kayonza-Rusumo area to stimulate and support local economic activities. The expected project outcomes are improved transport services (reductions in vehicle operating costs and travel time); improved safety; increased mobility; improved access to economic and social facilities; and increased efficiency in delivery of road infrastructure.
The EU-AITF Investment Grant will be used for financing:
- technical assistance (includes the Recruitment of a PFM International Expert (2 years), consultant to set-up a Road and Bridge Asset Management System, consultant to set-up a Road Accident Information System and consultant to conduct a study on the Road Maintenance Fund allocation formulae) capacity building T-SWAP, pipeline road studies and road safety audit components
- civil works services of the Kagitumba- Bugaragara section (25km) of the Kagitumba Karaganzi section of the project road.
As at end October 2016 to mid-November 2016, the procurement process for the recruitment of a consultant to do the supervision of works and as well as a contractor for works will be finalised for contracts signature.