in Airports

Uganda to get second International Airport

Posted 21 December 2016 · Add Comment

Uganda is set to have a second international airport, Kabaale International Airport, thanks to a joint venture between a UK based company Colas and local company SBC Uganda that are set to spear head the construction process.

A proposal for the airport was submitted by the two partners to the Uganda government delegation led by the minister for Works and Transport, in the presence of the Attorney General and the British Deputy High Commissioner to Uganda, Mary Shockledge.

While addressing local media, Tony Kavuma, the project coordinator at the ministry of works said that the project is likely to kick off in 2017. Adding that a substantial amount of land has already been procured and an environmental impact assessment has been done as well.

The Kabale International Airport project is expected to facilitate the movement of materials and manpower for the development of the oil sector in the Alberine region, in the western region. The airport will also benefit tourism and agriculture in the region.

At the event, Deputy High Commissioner Mary Shockledge stressed the importance the UK government attaches to supporting UK companies operating in developing markets such as Uganda. She also commended Colas UK as a reputable UK firm that has delivered similar projects on time and on budget, meeting high environmental and social safeguarding standards.

Uganda currently has Entebbe International Airport as its only airport.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

International players behind Libya’s drone war

Strikes are taking place every day in Libya’s deadly drone war. In the first conflict where unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are making up the bulk of the air operations, both sides have successfully attacked opposition aircraft. Alan

African airlines’ traffic climbed 1.8% in October

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for October 2019 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 3.4% compared to the year-ago period.

SAA to enter into business rescue

South African Airways (SAA) has announced that the Board of Directors of SAA has adopted a resolution to place the company into business rescue at the earliest opportunity.

Just the ticket for tourism - or is it?

A new agreement among African states seeks to link the growth of air transport and tourism – but more has to be done to improve the continent’s aviation infrastructure. Alan Dron reports.

Air Senegal receives second A330neo

Air Senegal has taken delivery of its second A330neo. Anuradha Deenapanray Chappard reports.

African freight carriers see fastest growth of any region in October

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.5% in October 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.

AVMENA20 SK1309100620
See us at
AVMENA20 BT1309100620AVAFA20BT2207050320