Improving the Connectivity and Productivity of Urban Municipalities
Improving the connectivity and productivity of urban municipalities in the Jinja Kampala and Entebbe corridor, (JKE) where 50 percent of urban dwellers reside, is critical to strengthening and promoting urban economy and the quality of life for city dwellers.
CIG Uganda is providing technical assistance to relevant government agencies to unlock urban potential and tap into the opportunities for growth and development within the infrastructure sector.
Solid Waste Management
With the increasing growth and urbanisation within JKE corridor, the volume of waste generated is increasing at alarming rates. The current waste management infrastructure is not able to cope with the increased volumes of waste generated. There is urgent need for a new large volume facility. CIG is working with Kampala Capital City Authority to find catalytic solutions to the emerging solid waste management challenges within the JKE corridor.
- Providing technical assistance to address any gaps and fast track the preparation of the Public Private Partnership project that will improve waste management, in close collaboration with International Finance Corporation (IFC).
- Designing a long term waste treatment solution and preparation of a thermal treatment project as a follow up of the PPP project
- Providing expertise on the closure and rehabilitation of the Kiteezi landfill;
- Supporting the mobilisation of capital grant to prepare the business case for a thermal treatment project to follow and build-on the waste PPP project;
The project, once implemented, will upgrade all components in the waste management system in Kampala: from collection, transport, transfer, recycling, and final disposal. The project is expected to improve public health, minimize risks to human health and the environment from solid wastes, and supply raw materials to industry for recycling.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR INDUSTRIAL PARKS
There are currently 23 industrial parks across Uganda. Most of the parks outside Kampala have not yet been sufficiently developed and therefore lack basic infrastructure. Within the CIG focus area of the JKE corridor, the industrial parks have only been partially developed. There is still a significant requirement for infrastructure provision to support high commercial and business growth.
- Carrying out a needs assessment for the industrial parks, with particular attention to the Jinja industrial park.
- Preparing a master plan for Kira Motor Vehicle Plant (Uganda’s first electric bus manufacturer) and the Jinja Industrial and Business Park and
- Developing a bankable project that will attract investment into the business park.