New Kiyindi-Buvuma ferry nears completion

The new ferry

Uganda National Roads Authority [UNRA] says the new Kiyindi–Buvuma ferry is currently under construction at Port Bell in Luzira.

The vessel is set to replace the aged Kiyindi–Buvuma ferry.

“Works progress: 95%,” UNRA said in a Saturday short statement.

Ferry works are expected to be complete by March.

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It will commence operations by June 2020 on completion of ferry landing sites.

This followed the poor state of Kiyindi-Buvuma ferry that continued to worry passengers.

At the close of January this year, the ferry broke down in the middle of the journey to Buvuma Island.

While on its second route from Kiyindi landing site to Buvuma Islands, passengers were left in fear after the ferry which had just sailed about 700 meters abruptly stopped.

This forced the operators to return to the landing site citing a mechanical problem.

UNRA spokesperson, Mark Ssali, said the new ferry being built at Uganda Railways Corporation pier at Luzira will be ready for testing in February.

Kiyindi-Buvuma Ferry is supposed to carry 120 passengers and 8 vehicles per route.

It makes three routes a day from Kiyindi landing site in Buikwe District to Kirongo landing site in Buvuma District.



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