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Consultant Starts Architectural Review for USMID Road Designs in Kitgum

Kitgum Municipal Council signed a contract with Trio Consultants Ltd in June this year to supervise, China Railway 18 Bureau Group Co Ltd that was contracted to undertake the 16.6 Billion shillings road construction.
One of the roads within Central Division in Kitgum Municipality that will be constructed with funds from Wold Bank.

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Trio Consultants Ltd, a consultancy firm contracted to supervise the construction of seven roads in Kitgum Municipality has kicked off a review of architectural designs of the 2.9 km roads.

The roads funded by the World Bank under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructural Development- USMID were designed by Ghanaian firm, Comptran Engineering & Planning Associates.

Kitgum Municipal Council signed a contract with Trio Consultants Ltd in June this year to supervise, China Railway 18 Bureau Group Co Ltd that was contracted to undertake the 16.6 Billion shillings road construction.

Kitgum Municipal Council Engineer Alfred Alexis Abonga says that a team of engineers from the consultancy firm arrived in Kitgum Municipality last week.

Abonga says the engineers were taken to all the project sites within central and Pandwong Divisions where the seven roads will be constructed.

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He notes that the engineers are conducting major reviews on the architectural designs earlier designed by Comptran Engineering and Planning Associates to ensure there are no gaps, and the designs are fine.

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He notes that they are currently having discussions with the team to see how the construction work is going to take off.

According to Abonga, once the architectural design review is completed, the consultant will hand over the work to the contractor, for actual implementation.

Both the Trio Consultant Ltd and China Railway 18 Bureau Group were issued letters of commencement for the multi-billion road works in late June this year.

Emmanuel Banya, Kitgum Municipal Council Town Clerk says that the contractor has already begun processes of mobilizing equipment, ahead of the official ground-breaking for the road construction.

The roads to be constructed in the first phase of the USMID project are Janani Luwum, Lakidi, Philip Adonga, Kitgum road, Tom Apila all in Central Division, Oneka road, and Aya Hellen Dean in Pandwong division.