The town of Gulu, positioned at the crossroads to South Sudan and DR Congo, is the administrative and commercial centre of Gulu district in northern Uganda. Gulu town is currently one of the five biggest towns and one of the fastest growing towns in terms of population in Uganda. The municipality of Gulu and the surrounding districts have been particularly marked by the civil war against the Lord’s Resistance Army. The project area in and around Gulu is still in post conflict mode. The municipality and population of Gulu struggle with intense urban poverty, as well due to the fact that numerous internally displaced persons (IDP’s and refugees) settled in the municipality, in informal settlements. The "lntegrated Programme to lmprove the Living Conditions in Gulu and Small Towns En Route in the Victoria Nile Catchment"addresses the urban infrastructure requirements within the project area, based on an integrated planning approach.
GOPA Infra acts in cooperation with FWT as Engineering and Institutional Consultant with the overall IPILC programme.
TWO CONTRACTS HAVE BEEN SIGNED WITH THE RESPECTIVE PROJECT EXECUTING AGENCY
Overall contract value (EUR)
NWSC: 2,741,938 EUR / GMC: 2,384,129 EUR
Value of services
NWSC: 683,690 EUR) / GMC: 307,160 EUR
GOPA Infra ensures the role of the accompanying measures and delivers support to all project components implemented by Fichtner Water and Transportation as lead company. GOPA Infra's technical assistance team intervenes cross cutting within the four project components and is fully responsible for the following working packages:
Component 1: Water supply and sanitation
Component 2: Solid waste management (SWM)
Component 3: Urban development and support pro-poor infrastructure development - physical measures
The overall objective is to improve the access to affordable and sustainable water supply and sanitation services to the population of Gulu, with a special focus on the poor urban population.
Results to be achieved by the EIDC: