Hoima-Butiaba-Wanseko (111km)

Project detail


Project name

Civil works for upgrading of Hoima-Butiaba- Wanseko road from gravel to paved (Bituminous Standard 111km)

Implementing Agency



GoU represented by UNRA

Funding Agency

GoU and EXIM Bank of China


Chongqing International Construction Corporation (CICO) Ltd

UNRA Project Management team

Project Manager: Alfred Tugume Kahonaho

Project Engineer: Rogers Ssentongo

Supervising Engineer

UNRA construction and supervisoion Team

Engineer: Eng: Samuel Muhoozi

Resident Engineer: Eng. Ronald Olaki

Contract Amount

USD 179,538,545.59

Contract signature date

18th January 2018

Commencement date

16th April 2018

Original completion date

A6th April 2021

Original project duration


Time completed to date

14.5 months (40.3%)

Defects Liability period

12 Months


Project details

Government together with the oil partners identified critical oils roads that must be upgraded by the prescribed time in order to achieve the 2020 target. Because of this, the GOU through MoFPED applied for financing support from China Exim Bank to fund the construction of Hoima-Butiaba-Wanseko road (111km) for upgrading to bituminous standard from gravel. Chongqing International Construction Corporation (CICO) Ltd the contractor is expected to deliver 30% of the road made up of continuous road section as proposed by the contractor (0+000) to (37+000) including all the bridges within 58% of the contract time and the remaining works of the project after 36months from the commencement date of 16th April 2018.

The main objective of the project are to;

  • Improve the road infrastructure within the mineral and oil exploration zones which are in both Hoima and Bulisa districts
  • Improve access to social and economic development opportunities along the route and integration to the rest of the rest of the country by providing high capacity infrastructure
  • Ensure that no road side communities become worse off as a result of the road upgrading work



Cumulative physical progress of civil works was at 30% against a planned 27%.  Financial progress stood at 27% against a planned 32%. In terms of time, the project 40%.