UNRA to plant 1 million trees

By Benjamin Jumbe

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is set to roll out its green Right of Way tree planting project across the country.

The project launched in March 2017 on the northern bypass will see the planting more trees along national roads for the restoration of the environment.

Addressing the media, the authority’s executive director Ms. Allen Kagina said they had 23 nurseries across the country t avail the required planting materials

She further revealed that the authority had plans to plant over 1 million trees in the national network for the next 3 years.

Meanwhile, UNRA registered an increase of 310.8 km of national road network in the last financial year.

This has been revealed by the authority’s executive director Allen Kagina who says the road network has increased from 20,544 kilometers to 20,856 kilometers.

Some of the road projects that have contributed to this increase include the Kampala Entebbe Express Way and the Mbarara bypass.

Kagina says in terms of ferries management, the authority so far has 9 ferries with Sigilu ferry to be acquired soon as the 10th.

UNRA got its 3.4 tn approved budget for the Financial Year 2018/19