AfDB backs Uganda-Rwanda Highway project

23 January 2017

The construction of Uganda- Rwanda Highway is now set to kick off after the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed loan agreements of $151 million to finance the project.

According to the officials of the Multinational Busega-Mpigi Express Highway, it will be able to link Uganda and Rwanda on a new alignment with four grade-separated interchanges.

The road is expected to have 23.7-km highway with a four express lanes hence making it one of the biggest roads that will border the region.

“The road project will be one of the greatest and we will ensure that its completed on time as our main mandate is to deliver the project” added the officials

He added that the project will reduce the current traffic on the Busega-Mpigi Express Highway and will have an Operations and Maintenance Concession to address future maintenance requirements.

The signing of the loan agreements was facilitated by AfDB’s East Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office Director General Gabriel Negatu who thanked the Ugandan government for its commitment to the development of infrastructure in the country.

The African Development Fund officials said that they expect the project to change the face of the country once completed.

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