Kangai Swamp Crossing (Dokolo District)

Project details

The site is 17km from Dokolo Local Government Headquarters and 7km from Kaberamaido town. It borders Kaberamaido and Dokolo Districts linking Kabalega market, Kangai Sub-County and Oyama Sub-County in Kaberamaido District. The Stream empties into the Lake Kyoga Basin.

The Ministry of Works and Transport is undertaking the construction of Kangai Swamp Crossing using Force Account. Works commenced in October 2018 by opening, shaping and gravelling approach roads to allow access to swamp.

The swamp is approximately 400m wide with about 19 lines of culverts which are now and inadequate to accommodate the current hydrological capacity and has led to continuous flooding.


Scope of Works

The scope of work consists of construction of a Cofferdam; Construction of river diversion and culvert installation; Earth works/fills at the abutment and wing walls; River training; Installation of roads furniture; and Quality control management.


Project progress

The approach road works to the swamp from Kangai equivalent to 1 Km were rehabilitated to facilitate easy access of materials to site. Dredging work intended to enlarge the swamp from current 3.5m carriage way to 7.5m and 10m well stabilized rock base fill was done.


Physical Progress

The activities that have been completed include the construction of approach road from Kangai town to the swamp; dredging works along the swamp crossing; Rock base stabilization; and Gravel fills to level the road sections.

On-going activities include assembling of culverts for installation; gravel dumping to increase the vertical and horizontal road sections, and Construction of cofferdam.

The overall works were estimated to cost UGX 700m. Financial progress is 55.2% against a planned progress of 60%.

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