The Kampala-Jinja Expressway (KJE) project is intended to relieve traffic congestion, improve road safety, and spur economic growth in the region. As such, it will support regional integration between the Port of Mombasa, in Kenya, and the landlocked countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Combined, Phases 1 and 2 are expected to generate up to 1,500 jobs during construction and 250 jobs during operations, most of which are expected to be filled by Ugandans. Once operational, the KJE is expected to reduce travel time between Kampala and Jinja by approximately 70 minutes. The KJE will also support government revenue through toll road fees and taxes.