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  • Mr Bian Peng CRSG representative to Uganda promised to hand over the project to Uganda authorities soon and pledged the firm’s continued contribution to infrastructure development.

Kampala. Seven city junctions and road reconstruction to smoothen traffic flow are on course and are to be commissioned by December, the contractor China Railway Seventh Group Co Ltd (CRSG) has said.
According to the chief business representative Mr Cui Yun, despite some interruptions, the firm has already completed three of the six junctions that have also eased business in the city.
“We have completed Mambule, Kira and Fairway junctions while Makerere, Bakuli and Bwaise will be complete by the end of the year.
“We have delays like relocation of electric poles among others but we are moving on well. The Fairway is scheduled to be handed over to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) for commissioning next week but the date is yet to be confirmed,” he said.
Speaking to journalists on Tuesday after a guided tour of 30 environmental, social and security experts from the World Bank, and KCCA officials of the junctions, Mr Yun said some of the sites have been fitted with traffic lights for easy movement.
The $33m (Shs118.8 trillion) project is funded by the World Bank with duration of 18 months.
The contractor’s project manager, Mr Li Wanhong, briefed the delegation on the basic aspects of the project environmental, social and safety management.
“Some of the new junctions have camp green buff-zone, water purification recycling system, dust and noise control measures,” he said.
Mr Joseph Darfur, a senior environmental expert, World Bank, Nigeria hailed the CRSG. “I am very satisfied and impressed that the contractor has done a good work.”
World Bank coordinator KCCA Charles Tumwebaze said: “We have keenly supervised the contractor to ensure that there is value for money, social and environmental issues are addressed. So far so good, we are very satisfied with contractor’s work.”
Mr Bian Peng CRSG representative to Uganda promised to hand over the project to Uganda authorities soon and pledged the firm’s continued contribution to infrastructure development.

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