Government yesterday signed a multi-billion deal with the China Railway Seventh Group to design and construct Masindi-Biso, Kabaale-Kizirafumbi and Hohwa-Nyairongo-Kyarushesha-Butole road. The 97km road is part of the 700km critical oil roads that are supposed to be tarmacked ahead of onset of oil production in 2021. Officials from Uganda National Roads Authority (Unra) say the road construction will cost Shs504b and is expected to be completed within 36 months, with two years defects liability period. While signing the contract at the Unra head offices in Kampala, Ms Allen Kagina, the authority executive director, said all the preparatory work for the construction have been accomplished. These include, data required for the design of the roads, preparation of the feasibility reports, preparation of resettlement action plan and environmental social impact assessments. She said the work will start in May and is expected to be completed in May 2021 and […]