CORE PROJECTS

The NDP (2010/2011 – 2014/15) priority areas are:

  • Strengthening human resource development
  • Infrastructure development
  • Promotion of science, technology and innovation
  • Facilitating availability and access to critical production inputs

National core projects that are critical for catalyzing transformation of the economy were identified within these priority areas and below is an update on the implementation of these projects.

CORE PROJECTS STATE OF PROGRESS
Construction of five irrigation systems The project is regarded to be on-track: Doho, Agoro, Mubuku rice irrigation scheme have been rehabilitated but not yet complete, while Olweny rice irrigation scheme and Kiige are yet to be implemented. Project continues to be a priority; feasibility studies and designs for rehabilitation of Kiige and Olweny irrigation schemes are on schedule.
Refinery development Project is going ahead but slower than expected: Refinery land earmarked and process of acquisition commenced; community education undertaken; environmental Baseline Survey conducted. Project continues to be a priority; budget proposal to scale up allocations to the project.
Construction of Inter-state distribution pipeline Project experiencing very slow progress; procurement for studies at initial stage. Project not expected to be completed on schedule. Delays in inter-state dialogue. However, project continues to be a priority.
Construction of Karuma HEP Project (600MW) Project is regarded to be off-track: feasibility study and engineering designs have been concluded; funds allocated (UGX 552.16bn – 66.4% of budget) allocated; however construction did not commence due to procurement delays. Project continues to be a priority.
Construction of Ayago HEP project Project is regarded to be off-track: Pre-feasibility study carried out. Project expected to start in fourth year of NDP. Project continues to be a priority.
Construction of Isimba HEP Project (140MW) Project is regarded to be off-track: feasibility study and engineering designs undertaken in 2012. But no progress on actual implementation. Project continues to be a priority.
Improve transport infrastructure, safety for Greater Metropolitan Kampala Project is regarded to be off-track: No progress has been made on all project targets. However Project continues to be a priority. Feasibility and design studies scheduled for 2013/14.
Rehabilitate the existing railway lines Project is regarded to be off-track: No progress has been made on all project targets. Only two feasibility studies (Tororo-Pakwach railway line and Kampala-Kasese railway) have been conducted. Project continues to be a priority. Feasibility and design studies and fast-tracking and accelerating the rehabilitation works are desired.