Construction of Drainage Channels Starts in Gulu City

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Gulu City authorities have commenced construction of two major drainage channels that run across the city.

The channels are along Pece stream that stretches from Gulu avenue road in Bar-dege division to Dr. Corti Lucile road in Laroo division, as well as Layibi stream, that cuts across Layibi and Pece division in Gulu City

Speaking to our reporter, the outgoing Interim Gulu City Mayor, George Labeja revealed that the construction will cost about 690 million shillings.

“The constructors have been awarded already and works on the channels have been begun.’’ Said Labeja

He also revealed that construction works for this 2 channels are expected to be complete after 8 months because of the swampy nature of the area

The project is being funded by the German government through the KfW Development Bank.

“Many people will be able to walk along the channel once it is complete because it will be build and trees planted around the area.’’

Mr. Labeja also told our reporter that Gulu City has received about 41 billion shillings under the Uganda support to Municipal Infrastructure Project-USMID Project funded by the World Bank to construct more than 7.78 kilometers of new roads in the city.

Currently, call for bids for the constructors have been put out and authorities expect the process to be done by end of March.

Majority of the roads, will go to Bar-dege division which in the past, had received very little support from the USMID funds.

Source – ChimpReports

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