Kampala-Gulu railway works start June, says URC

Government, through Ministry of Works, with Uganda Railways Corporation (URC), as the implementing agency, has signed a Shs200b contract with China Road and Bridge Corporation to rehabilitate the Tororo to Gulu section of the metre gauge railway.

The 375-kilometre railway line, which stretches through Mbale, Soroti and Lira, before terminating at the Gulu Logistics Hub, is designed to facilitate transportation, collection, separation, consolidation and distribution of goods for national and international transit on a commercial basis.

The rehabilitation works, which will solely be funded by government, are expected to take two years.