Roads and Bridges in the Refugee Hosting Districts/ Koboko-Yumbe-Moyo Road Corridor Project

Through the Uganda: Roads and Bridges in the Refugee Hosting Districts Project, the World Bank is supporting the Government of Uganda’s refugee resettlement program. For decades, Uganda has been hosting refugees and asylum seekers from neighboring conflict-affected countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Somalia, South Sudan, Rwanda, Eritrea, and Burundi. Currently, Uganda hosts approximately 1.5 million refugees, with most originating from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Refugees in Uganda are either self-settled or live in organized settlements set aside by the Government of Uganda.

The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is the implementing agency responsible for upgrading and widening the Koboko–Yumbe–Moyo road corridor (approx. 105km) to bituminous paved road standards. This road starts at Koboko near the Uganda-DRC international border and links Koboko and Yumbe districts with Moyo near the South Sudan Border. The Project Development Objectives are to enhance road transport connectivity in select refugee hosting districts of Uganda; and the capacity of Uganda National Roads Authority to manage environmental, social, and road safety risks. Project components include: road upgrading works, institutional strengthening for UNRA, road safety, and contingent emergency response component.