Ntungamo Road

Country Context &

The Mirama Hills road route offers a shorter and less difficult route to Rwanda than passing through the Katuna/Gatuna border post. This unpaved section of 37 Km of Northern Corridor road network was a major constraint to the better operationalisation of a one stop border post at Kagitumba and Mirama Hills is expected to decrease the time for goods to be transported between Kampala and Kigali and increase the volume of traffic using this route.

The project focused on upgrading and paving of the road to bitumen standards from Ntungamo to Mirama Hills Border (aprrox 37 Km long). The works consist of upgrading the road from gravel to Class II Bitumen Standard, with 7m-wide carriageway of asphalt concrete surfacing and 2No. 1.5m-wide double surface dressed shoulders. The project is related to the TMA supported projects that will provide:

  • Improved IT infrastructure;
  • Harmonised working procedures on both sides of the border;
  • Training for border agency staff, freight forwarders and traders;
  • Construction of the Kagitumba OSBP and Mirama Hills OSBP; and
  •    Construction of Kagitumba Bridge.