Rehabilitation of Kampala Portbell Railway line
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This project report covers the construction methodology used and aspects of construction project management practice exercised by the author during the rehabilitation of Kampala-Portbell railway line This report details contract administration during execution stage and the application of project management knowledge areas during project implementation. The knowledge areas detailed at length include cost, quality, and time and communication management. The construction methodology adopted by the contractor at every stage of the works has also been discussed at length in this report. The project was a railway line starting from U-turn line at Goodshed Kampala to Luzira landing site at Portbell. The line was rehabilitated to revive railway transport from Kampala to Portbell which acts as a link to Mwanza Port in Tanzania via water transport on Lake Victoria. Cargo would link to Dar-es-salam port on the Indian Ocean via Tanzania railway Line. This line has now provided an alternative route to Kampala-Malaba-Mombasa railway line for transportation of cargo to overseas. The project was successfully completed as planned. The railway line was rehabilitated and currently cargo from Kampala is linked to the sea via the railway route to Portbell. So far 22 wagons for world food programme have been transported via the railway line from Dar-es-salaam port to Mwanza and then Via Umoja ferry to Port bell. Uganda Railways Corporation should put in place a comprehensive strategy to remove encroachers from the entire 60m railway corridor. The acquired 20m corridor under this project should be maintained free from encroachers by using permanent way workers and URC police along the line.