A road under construction.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has directed Uganda National Road Authority (UNRA) to hand road construction projects to various Chinese firms.

The chinese road construction firms include; Zhongmei Engineering Group, Ashok Buildcon Limited, China Communication Construction Company Limited, Chongqing International Construction Company.

In various letters dated 7th July 2021 to the Executive director of UNRA Allen Kagina, the president said the Chinese firms have completed various projects in Uganda and they should award contracts.

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“This is therefore to direct you to enter into agreement with this company to design and build since it is National development plan three,” Museveni said in a letter to the second Zhongmei Engineering Group.

In his letter Zhongmei Engineering Group will construct a 37KM road from Kanoni-Misingi-Mityana. Ashok Buildcon Limited will handle three road projects; Mpigi-Kibibi-Mityana (60kms), Kanungu – Hamurwa (47kms) and Butogota-Buhoma (32kms).

“It should be agreed that the government of Uganda pays them through budgetary Appropriation in quarterly instalments from the second year of execution,” Museveni directed

China communication Construction Company Limited will reconstruct Karuma- Pakwach road and Pakwach Bridge, Kasubi-Nakawuka-Nateete /Nakawuka-Kasanje-Mpigi/Nakawuka-Mawugulu-Nanziga-Maya/Kasanje- Buwaya and Nakasero-Northern Bypass VVIP road.

Chongqing International Construction Company will work on Kabwohe-Kitagata-Rukungiri road (65.7km), Misindye- Kabimbiri- Zirobwe-Wobulenzi-Kapeeka (138 KM). Under this project, the government will provide budgetary appropriation in quarterly instalments from the third year of execution.

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