HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORT SERVICES

"We are not living in a world where all roads are radii of a circle and where all, if followed long enough, will therefore draw gradually nearer and finally meet at the centre: rather in a world where every road, after a few miles, forks into two, and each of those into two again, and at each fork, you must make a decision." - C. S. Lewis

Roads and highways faciliate trade, communication and, ultimately, development. NEWPLAN/s vision is participate in the development of our continent by providing expert consultancy services in the transportation sector.


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PRELIMINARY AND DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGN FOR SELECTED ROADS LINKS AND JUNCTIONS/INTERSECTIONS TO IMPROVE MOBILITY IN KAMPALA CITY (TRAFFIC STUDIES COMPONENT)

NEWPLAN in association with SMEC International Pty Ltd provided Engineering consultancy services to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) in Feasibility studies, Detailed investigations and Design, RAP and Traffic studies.

Some project facts:

  • The project worked to improve mobility in Kampala City through the improvement of selected road links and junctions/intersections.
  • World Bank provided support to the project.

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IMPLEMENTATION OF AXLE LOAD CONTROL STRATEGIES ON THE NATIONAL ROAD NETWORK

NEWPLAN provided engineering services to UNRA (Uganda National Roads Authority) in Feasibility studies, Detailed investigations and Environmental studies.

Some project facts:

  • In Uganda, over 90% of goods and persons are transported by road, highlighting the importance of roads for Uganda's socio-economic development.
  • The roads carrying the traffic have been designed to carry a certain load. Many of the road designs are based on the legal limits for each vehicle axle that is predicted to roll over the road. Many of the vehicles using the roads have been loaded above the vehicle's design limit. Overloaded vehicles that have an axle load above the legal limit damage the road and thereby shorten its lifespan. Against this background, UNRA undertook to have a strategy to control axle loads.

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KABAALE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

NEWPLAN, in partnership with Ramboll was the consultant to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda, for the Masterplan of the Kabaale International Airport. It involved the feasibility study, ESIA and Masterplan design including the power supply and housing.

Some project facts:

  • The airport is under construction in Hoima district, Uganda. 
  • When completed, it would be Uganda's second international airport.
  • The new airport is expected to facilitate mobilization of equipment for construction of the Uganda Oil Refinery and assist in the development of agriculture and tourism in Uganda.

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ENGINEERING DESIGN AND TENDER DOCUMENTATION FOR IMPROVEMENT OF PRIORITY DRAINAGE SYSTEMS (85.3KM) IN KAMPALA CAPITAL CITY

NEWPLAN was subcontractor for SMEC International Pty and KCCA for Feasibilty Study,  Detailed Design, RAP and Tender Documentation. 

Some project facts:

  • The existing drainage channels in the city do not have the capacity to carry the big volumes of water when the city experiences heavy rains.
  • The overall project objective was to improve drainage infrastructure for the socio-economic development of Kampala Capital City.