Ground Breaking for the rehabilitation of the Tororo- Namanve Railway Section (234km)

In an effort to bolster rail transport as a means of ensuring a robust multi-modal transport system in the country, the Government of Uganda has embarked on a project to rehabilitate the 234km stretch of the Namanve - Tototo rail section.

The Government of Uganda through Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) has engaged M/s China Road and Bridge Corporation for expediency to undertake the rehabilitation works for the Tororo – Namanve railway section.

The project cost is USD 51.8 Million with a duration of 16 months including the defects liability period.

The rehabilitation works will be limited to the sections of Namanve – Tororo (222 Km) including the Jinja pier line, reinstatement of the pier yard (3.7 Km) for a total track length of 234 Km that includes the crossing lines (8.3 Km).

The project scope shall include; drainage improvement, track formation improvement, girder bridge repairs, ballasting, supply and fixing of track fasteners, re-sleepering and Re-railing for priority sections, reconditioning of track components and level crossing reconstruction.

The Contractor has committed to fund the education of ten needy school children in every district through which the rehabilitation project stretches as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.