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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.

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