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Kampala Industrial & Business Park, Technical Advisory Services, Uganda

Project: Kampala Industrial & Business Park, Technical Advisory Services, Uganda
Completion Date: 2011
Client: Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)
Project Value: €83.0 million
Services Provided: Master plan review; Detailed design review and construction contract tendering; Implementation of phase one construction contract; Advice on land allocation; Marketing and website development; Advice on private sector concessions; Financial planning and analysis; Environmental inputs; Operations manual; Institution building and Developing management structures.
Project Size: 1,000 hectares

Project Description

The overall purpose of the project was to assist the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) with the development, operation and management of the Kampala Industrial and Business Park (KIBP) Project, and in particular to develop the capacity of the Industrial Parks Development Division to implement the project. The KIBP is a 1,000ha development at Namanve, 15km east of Kampala on the road to Kenya on the shores of Lake Victoria. The project is designed to accommodate investors relocating from unsuitable locations for industry elsewhere in Kampala and the surrounding Region as well as new investors seeking good serviced sites and buildings for lease or sale.

The major activity to date related to the identification and correction of several serious deficiencies in the engineering designs and tender documentation of South A (the first phase development) and designs and drawings and other documents for the remainder of the Namanve site: deficiencies if left uncorrected would have led to serious adverse consequences for the UIA both financially and otherwise. Note the engineering designs and tender documentation for South A were undertaken by another contractor. This project was scheduled to run for 6 months initially with provision to extend for a further six months and another 12 months beyond that. The phase 1 of the project commenced in August 2009 and finished in March 2010. The phase 2 commenced in November 2010 and was scheduled for completion in September 2011. Note: The Client has accepted almost all of the Consultant’s recommendations relating to corrections to the Master Plan, Engineering Designs, etc.