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Fort Portal to Lamia road boosts tourism in Semuliki, Rwenzoris

Over 85% of the works on the Fort Portal-Bundibugyo-Lamia road, which links the rest of Uganda to Semulik National Park,Toro-Semuliki Wildlife Reserve and part of the Rwenzori mountains are finished.

The completion of the first class tarmac road is expected to boost visitor numbers to Semulik National Park which is famously known as the Birder's haven for her wide variety of unique bird species and the spectacular Sempaya hot springs. The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) says the road is scheduled for completion at the end of this year (2013).

The UGX170 billion project, which is jointly financed by the African Development Bank (82.6%) and by the Government, is being eagerly awaited by tour operators and farmers in the region as it will make transportation of their visitors and produce easier.

The road is divided into the following sections: Section one (Fort Portal-Itojo, 34.7km), Section two (Itojo-Sempaya, 24.5km) and Section three (Sempaya-Lamia, 44.4km). The total project road length is about 103.6km.

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