Atiak-Nimule road near completion, says UNRA

Thursday April 28 2016

Workers fix gabion at River Unyama on the

Workers fix gabion at River Unyama on the Uganda-Sudan border last Friday. PHOTO BY BILL OKETCH 

By BILL OKETCH

AMURU. The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has announced that the 35km Atiak-Nimule roadworks will be completed next month.
In a statement on Wednesday, UNRA said the contractor would hand over the project to government in May upon completion.
The project is part of the national roads network located in Amuru District, northern Uganda.
The roadworks, which comprise upgrading of the existing gravel road to a class II bitumen standard, are being undertaken by China Railway Wuju (Group) Corporation and supervised by LEA Associates in association with KOM Consult Uganda.

“Engineers supervising works on the 35km Atiak-Nimule road have made tremendous progress.
The civil works commenced in July 2013 and are expected to be completed by next month,” UNRA said in a statement. The project being implemented by the government of Uganda with support from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was commissioned by President Museveni in August 2013.

The progress
Mr Juma Haruna, the project manager, said the contractor commenced road marking, adding that gabion works were being fixed to protect the road from the meandering River Unyama at the Sudan border.
“Subsequently, the defects liability period will commence once the works are significantly completed and accepted by UNRA,” said Mr Haruna.
The defects liability period is a period after completion of a road project where the contractor remains for correction of defects.

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