Dott services Limited, a leading services provider in the construction industry in the East African region has revealed that the Construction works of Arua City Central market stands at 90 per cent.
The revelation was made by company’s Project Quantity surveyor Mr. Hudson Mayombwe who said that Dott services are on the final touches installing all required items and paintings.
Construction of Arua City Central Market started in February 2018 and works are expected to be completed by February next year. The shs 34.9b market is one of the biggest projects that the government is undertaking under the Markets and agricultural trade improvement project (MATIP) with loan funding from the African Development Bank.
It is identified as one of the 21 key markets for construction in 19 urban centers including Kampala under the markets and agricultural trade improvement project, a five year ADB funded project. The market is meant to serve Arua, Yumbe and the neighboring areas.
The facility, sitting on 4 hectares of land, comprises two blocks which include; Block A1 and A2. Block A2 comprises two floors and the basement. The project will also have a water harvesting underground tank which is currently under construction.
“The currently dispersed vendors will soon return to the well-established facility with access to clean water, rest rooms and modernized rubbish collection centers established on each floor of the building.” he said
Mayombwe said Dott services is handling the project as it was planned with standard raw materials sourced from Arua and the neighboring areas, “We are getting some materials such as electricals from Kampala simply because we don’t have enough suppliers from Arua. The beauty about this market is that the basement will be lit by solar power” he added.
He said the market will house several businesses which include; clothing, Salons, Spa, fresh food, Day care center among others.
“The company faced hurdles of accessing the project since one of the roads was closed and the continuous rain which kept on disrupting them.” He added.
DOTT Services Limited focus on the safety of all and this is demonstrated in everything they do, from the start of the day on the job with Morning Action Plan (MAP) and crew stretching, to providing high quality safety education and total management support.
The company has handled various projects which include; Kafu-Masindi Road, Muduma-Mityana Road, Jinja-Kamuli Road, Mbale-Soroti Road, Tororo-Mbale Road, Muku-Tarakea among other projects.