Uganda Investment Forum Kampala, 11th – 12th April 2013 Transport Infrastructure Session Road Infrastructure Presented by: Matumueni Bukaka Director - East Africa Friday 12 April 2013
Contents • Roughton International Ltd (RI Ltd) • Uganda’s Road Infrastructure • Benchmarking Uganda’s Roads • Private Sector Involvement • Public-Private Partnerships 2
Roughton International Ltd (RI Ltd) Who are we? • British Consulting Engineering firm • Created in 1952 in East Africa • Established Head Office in the UK since 1965 What do we do? • Specialise in transport sector infrastructure • Our works in Uganda concentrate on the road sector • Carried out more than 40 road projects in Uganda to date • First project, Construction Supervision of Kabale - Ntungamo road in 1967. • RI Ltd has recently installed an Asset Management System with the Uganda National Road Authority (UNRA), which defines the Ugandan National Road Network and provides sound basis for network management and development Where do we operate?
Uganda’s Road Infrastructure • Road transport is the dominant mode of transport • Over 90% of passenger and freight traffic use roads infrastructure • Effective management of this asset is of vital importance. • Road Infrastructure in Uganda comprises of approximately 70,500 km of National, District, Urban and Community access roads. • National Roads Infrastructure. • network length: 19,536 Km (28.9% paved and 71.1% unpaved) • make up about 30% of the road sector network • carry about 85% of the total road traffic. • provide vital transport corridors linking Rwanda, Burundi, Eastern DRC and Southern Sudan to the sea.
Condition of East Africa’s regional road networkby member country(based on 2008 data)
Private Sector Involvement • Adequate Road Infrastructure is crucial for Uganda economic growth. • The Government has made significant progress in implementing commercialisation within the road sector. • The Government has recently financed a sizeable share of road infrastructure projects; however in order to meet its targets for road infrastructure improvement, some form of collaboration with private sector is necessary. • This presents significant opportunities for Private sector investment in road infrastructure assets. • To attract private organisations investment in the road sector the government need to demonstrate that: • Projects are high priority and that there is a commitment from the government to work with investors to bring projects to financial close. • There is a clear implementation timelines. • There is a guarantee for long-term policy stability, revenue certainty and government capacity to implement projects.
Public-Private Partnerships • For the Government, PPPs: • provide an opportunity to improve the delivery of services and management of facilities • allow the mobilisation of private capital and Improve procurement of public services • can achieve better value and increase innovation. • can be highly complex policy instruments and must be fully understood, professionally implemented and managed. • For Private Organisations, PPPs: • allow the application of their skills and experience to the road infrastructure development and operation • allow the mobilisation of finances for long-term infrastructure investments. • The political will to make decisions quickly and transparently is crucial to optimising the benefits and building investor confidence. • Uganda has experienced in recent years heightened political stability, improved governance and transparency and become increasingly open to regional and global integration.