Chinese firm constructs road for Mpigi residents

Also provides free water and power lines

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China Seventh Railway Group grader work on the one kilometer road in Nswanjere, Muduuma Sub County, Mpigi District January 16, 2019. (PHOTO: CHEN HAI)

By Chen Hai

MIPIGI, China Seventh Railway Group (CSRG) has spent about US$4000 (about Shs15 million) to grade one kilometer road in Nswanjere, Muduuma Sub County, Mpigi District. According to Mr. Jia Qingsong, the country director, CSRG, the firm used a grader and roller excavator to do the work in four days.

“As part of our social corporate responsibility, we are also proving free water is from our Bujuko Camp deep borehole to the residents.  We installed a water tap for villagers around, and Umeme power is also form our camp but there are no existing lines to the village. Our company plans to put up a small transformer and electricity line so that the villagers can also use it to transform their lives,” he said in a press statement January 25, 2019

Asked how much it may cost, Mr Qingsong said, “I am not sure, but it could take like another US$4000.”

Mr Joseph Ssempijja hailed the firm for the offers saying the community was very happy with the new developments.

The firm built Kamwenge-Fort Portal road, Kazo-Kamwenge road and the Kampala Junction and Roads Upgrading and Signalization Project Fairway Junction covering Kira-Kabila Junction, Menbule Section, and Makerere Hill Road, and the Bwaise Junction.

 

 

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