The Kampala Northern By-Pass is located in Kampala and the district of Wakiso. The project road lies for most of its length within the northern part of Kampala. Only the section from Naalya to the Stadium on Jinja road lies in the district of Wakiso.
The proposed works to be carried out under the works contract concern the construction of 21 km of road, all of which on a new alignment, with single carriageway for 17.5 km and dual carriageway for 3.5 km and comprise the following main activities: site clearance and earthworks, lateritic gravel sub base, crushed aggregates base, asphaltic concrete, double bituminous surface treatment (DBST), culverts, headwalls, bridges, side roads and carry out service relocations and protection works.
The road passes through generally rolling terrain, with swamps in most of the valleys. The major part of the road is along or through these swamps, thus minimising disturbance to communities. The project region experiences generally hot and wet conditions throughout the year, with only minor temperature variations occurring. The maximum daytime temperature averages 29°C and the overnight minimum averages 16°C. Rainfall along the road is consistently heavy with an average rainfall of 1,294 mm.
BCEOM is in charge of the services following listed: preliminary services, review of work programmes and monitoring, establishment of a Management Information System, verification of quality and quantity of works performed and materials used, verification of measurements and issuance of interim payment certificates, advise on problems arising during the execution of the works, monitoring of sound use of resources, protection of the environment and implementation of safety measures on site, organising HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns, coordination with third parties (public utilities, traffic management / police, local government, water management bodies, etc.), analysis of claims submitted by the contractor(s), services at provisional and final acceptance of the works.
Its assignment also consists in ensuring that all the documentation needed by the Supervisor (the Ministry of Works, Housing and Communication) to exercise his duties in the time frame required will be made available to the it in due form and in due time, in organising progress meetings and monitoring the progress of works and report on issues to all parties concerned. It is responsible for the construction and handing over of the works in accordance with the contract.