Construction works on the key strategic roads in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are set to commence next week. Last year, Government of Uganda and DRC signed an agreement to work together on key road networks connecting the two countries.
As a result, Uganda’s parliament in October last year approved Shs200billion to support the quest to jointly construct over 1,000kilometre roads with the neighbouring country in the West.
Dott Services, one of the leading services providers in the construction industry in the East African region is now set to commence construction works next week. While addressing journalists at Uganda Media Centre, Trade minister Amelia Kyambadde revealed that these strategic roads will remove transportation barriers and foster trade and industry between the two neighbouring countries.
The roads include; Budiba Bridge across River Semuliki with Rwebisengo-Budiba-Bunia Access Road (78Km), Mpondwe/Kasindi-Beni Road (77km), Nebbi-Goli-Bunia Road (197km), Goma-Rutshuru-Bunagana Road (100km) and Bukavu-Goma-Butembo-Beni-Bunia Corridor (758km).
According to the bilateral agreement, Uganda will contribute 20% of the total cost of the project estimated at $334.5million, as a measure to boost trade between the two countries.