Design review and capacity improvement Project Lot B, Kampala Northern Bypass
Kigambo, Alex Daniel
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The study was done specifically to this project to undertake a design review and construction supervision of the physical construction of the works on behalf of the Uganda National Roads Authority while ensuring that the works are completed on time, within budget and meeting the required specifications. The Contractor’s office and accommodation as well as Engineer’s Office are fully established All major items of equipment required at start-up are now on site with the exception of additional 3 No motor graders and 2 No dozers that are expected to arrive next month. Resettlement Action Plan Consultant to be nominated by the Employer UNRA has not yet been mobilized to site, the compensation process will soon incapacitate the works as the contractor looks fully mobilized. Materials supply is unsatisfactory: Borrowed areas are still under investigations, the quarry establishment is not completed. However the earthworks can now start after access to more road reserve is granted to the Contractor and redesigned drawings for the start-up section are approved by the Employer. Quality management and control was measured through inspection and testing of materials intended for use in concrete works, earthworks (fill) and swamp treatment has been done on a regular basis. Field Density tests were carried out on completed sections of fill and roadbed preparation. Production rates are low on preliminaries and nil on the permanent works. The contractor’s planned progress for the next quarter (as per revised works programme- Rev 2) will be 11.48%. The contractor is expected to start permanent works including but not limited to; Clearing and grubbing, Excavation to spoil, Installation of cross culverts and Relocation of services. The Contractor’s cash flow forecast for next quarter, based on the 2ndrevised work program is 77.521 Billion Uganda Shillings. The Contractor’s Environmental Management Plan (EMP) was provisionally accepted and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) based on this plan issued The Employer by his letter dated 14th May 2015 nominated a subcontractor for the HIV/AID community awareness programme. The Contractor’s Environmental Management Plan (EMP) will be scrutinized further by this Nominated Services Provider (NSP) before final approval and acceptance.