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UNRA to Construct 27 Bridges in 2021 at UGX 203 Billion

Eng. Lawrence Pario, the Head of Bridges and Structures in UNRA, says construction of the new bridges will start in April 2021 when the ongoing bidding process is finalized.
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Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is set to construct 27 bridges across the country to ease transport. The decision stems from a study conducted by the Authority in 2013, which identified 106 bridges across the country that need to be replaced. 

68 of the bridges are in critical condition and need immediate rehabilitation. Some of the bridges dilapidated, get flooded easily, are narrow and have outlived their live span.

The construction work has been categorized into six lots starting with Leresi rigid pavement, Kia kia bridge and Lugogo swamp crossing/bridge in Lot 1, Dunga, Mahoma, Mpanga, Nabuswa Nyabuswa and Perepa in Lot 2, Nabukhaya, Nambola, Nametsimeri, Ukha, Sahana, Khamitsaru and Rubongi in Lot 3, Rwembyo, Kajwenge, Kamira, Nyakambu, Maziba and Kiruruma in Lot 4 and Malaba-2, Malaba-3, Okane and Halukada and Koch, Osu and Odrua in lot 5.

The bridges are found in the districts of Kampala, Manafwa, Arua, Malaba and parts of western and south Uganda. Eng. Lawrence Pario, the Head of Bridges and Structures in UNRA, says construction of the new bridges will start in April 2021 when the ongoing bidding process is finalized.

The construction will go on for the next 36 months depending on the design and size of the bridge at an estimated cost of Shillings 203 billion. 





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Bageya Waiswa, the Ministry of Works and Transport-MoWT permanent Secretary, says the construction works will be funded by the Ugandan government on a rolling plan depending on the progress of the works.