Katine-Ochero Road

Feasibility study and detailed design of the Katine-Ochero road (70km) and the tender evaluation for the upgrading of the national priority roads



Name of Client

UNRA – Uganda National Roads Authority

Financing sources

UNRA – Uganda National Roads Authority


01/2015 - 09/2016

Project Description

The Katine-Ochero road approximately 70 km long is an existing gravel road in the districts of Soroti and Kaberamaido in Eastern Uganda. The road traverses relatively low lying and gently sloping land. The surrounding area is occupied by poor pasture, some woodland with extensive cultivation. The route crosses two large swamps, the Ogolit at km 6 and the Omabor at km 34 plus a minor swamp, the Otage at km 50.

In the previous 2006 design, the works consisted of upgrading approximately 70 km of existing gravel road to surface dressed (SD) paved road Class III with double seal coat treatment of a 6.0 m carriageway. This was to be flanked by two 1.2 m wide double surface-dressed shoulders.

The road contributes significantly to the economic prosperity of the region. The road upgrading will also assist the administrative and social coverage in the region and reduce vehicle operating costs.

Services Description

Review and update the detailed design of the project, including the bidding documents:

  • Review of the feasibility and environmental and social impact assessment reports including collecting confirmatory and additional data required;
  • Review the detailed design and conduct confirmatory and additional investigations;
  • Review bidding documents;
  • Update feasibility study and environmental and social impact assessment report and resettlement action plan;
  • Update the detailed engineering design, drawings, and;
  • Road Safety Audit;

Update bidding documents.