Kampala Jinja Expressway (KJE)

Key Information

VALUE: UGX 1.5Billion

CONTRACTING AUTHORITY: Uganda National Roads Authority

REGION: Eastern

SECTOR: Transport

PHASE: Procurement

The Kampala Jinja Expressway (KJE) is the first project to be registered under the Unit. The project entails construction of a Greenfield limited access tolled expressway between Kampala and Jinja to relieve the current congestion on the existing Kampala - Jinja highway; to provide a fast, efficient and alternative transit route out of the city and to cater for future growth. The road will be built on a new alignment starting from Ntinda/Kyambogo, through Namagunga, Namataba to Jinja.

The project will comprise of a 77km mainline and an 18km bypass to the south of Kampala City. The PPP modal used will be the design, build, finance, operate and transfer thus the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) will be seeking bids from the private sector for this project. A feasibility study carried out by International Financial Corporation (IFC) was approved by the PPP Committee in December 2017. The estimated cost of the project is USD 1.2 Billion with government contributing a viability gap funding of approximately USD 400 Million.

A Request for Qualification was launched on 18th May 2017 and bids from eight firms were received on third September 2017.