BY AMBROSE GAHENE
Egis Roads Operations S.A, a France headquartered Company, has been contracted to collect Road Toll Fees on Entebbe Express Way, on behalf of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA).
Egis Roads Operations, which formally secured the signature from the Executive Director of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), shall, in addition, maintain the green belt, install street lights for a period of five years, with the possibility of extending the contract for two more years.
In a statement, Egis was impressed with the installation of additional safety equipment and lighting along express way.
Egis will provide a high level of services to motorists who will benefit from optimal driving conditions. The road adjacent communities will also profit from increased safety and economic activity brought about by this project.
“Egis aims to make this project a real showcase for its operation and maintenance activities in the region. The Group is fully committed to the development of strategic infrastructure for the people of Uganda, thus opening up promising prospects in the country.
“The operating company will employ approximately 130 people, either directly or through subcontracting to local companies,” reads the statement in part.
This 2×2 lanes express way with a total length of 26.2 km includes three toll plazas at each entrance and 17 toll lanes.