New Kampala-Jinja express highway to cost US $ 1bn

By Deo Wasswa

The government has launched procurement processes for Kampala-Jinja Express high way project.

The project due to commence next year, will cost US $ 1bn and the constructions will affect over 100.000 people who will probably receive their compensations in the next financial year.

According to minister state for Works, Katumba Wamala, the 95 kilometer highway is expected to boost and link trade between Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.

Minister has also urged residents who will be affected by the project to stop building houses and other buildings to help the government not incur much cost during the compensations.

The 5 years project will be funded by Uganda government with a big financial support from European Union.