Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) Framework and SGR Protocol
This protocol provides for the four Partner States to follow the same standards and specifications which will allow the development of a seamless railway transport system across the region. It also emphasizes the use of Chinese Class 1 railway standards.
Policies to increase viability of SGR
Together with the Kenya Ministry of Transport, policies were identified that will increase the viability of the railway line. The policies were approved by the respective Ministers. These will be forwarded to Cabinet and Parliament during the process of loan approval.
GoU and GoK agreed on an Operations Model which was later forwarded to the financier.
Connectivity between Uganda and Kenya
GoU and GoK signed a bilateral agreement about the connectivity at the border and locomotive flow between the two countries. The bridge over River Malaba will be built by GoK. GoU will extend electricity into Kenya to facilitate locomotive exchange at Malaba Station in Kenya. Rolling stock will move freely between Uganda and Kenya.
Operation and maintenance
a. The Ministry/Project signed a MoU with CHEC to undertake operations in the interim as the country builds own capacity.
b. Government of Uganda (GoU) and Government of Kenya (GoK) signed a Communique for the use of one Operator on the Mombasa-Kampala SGR.
Relocation of utilities
The Project is working the NWSC, UMEME and other entities to relocate their utilities that traverse the SGR line. 17 conflict points with UETCL will require relocation of transmission lines, either by providing underground cables and/or shifting the lines.
Design Reconciliation and Harmonization
a. Access Road: The intersection at Access Road between JICA flyover, the meter gauge railway and the standard gauge railway harmonized after discussions with all the stakeholders including KCCA, UNRA, etc.
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