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  • Africa: Experts Explore Infrastructure and Cooperation to Improve Lives

    BOTSWANA, 2017/11/01 Addis Ababa — African economies require structural transformation to attain sustained increase that trickles down to all its peoples, an official from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) told experts gathered at the organization’s Ethiopian headquarters. Soteri Gatera, who heads the ECA’s Industrialization and Infrastructure Section, says only such “inclusive” economic increase will help resolve the “persistent social economic problems” Africa faces.
  • Uganda: Fuel Theft Disrupts Kanoni - Sembabule Road Construction

    UGANDA, 2017/08/02 The company contracted to build the Kanoni-Sembabule-Villa Maria road, has expressed concern over rising cases of theft of fuel meant for the road works. The 110-kilometre road, which is currently under construction by China Railway No.3 Engineering Group, links Gomba, Sembabule and Bukomansimbi districts.
  • Shs1.1 Trillion Loan for Airport Expansion in Uganda

    UGANDA, 2015/08/01 Parliament has okayed governments's request to borrow $325m (about Shs1.1 trillion) from China's Exim Bank for the upgrade of Entebbe Airport. Parliament yesterday approved a initial tranche of $200m to cover phase I of the project on the promise that the balance of $125m would come in 2018/19 financial year for phase II. "We must support the loan request to upgrade our airport to make us competitive in the region," Mr Fox Odoi (West Budama North), said. The chairman of the Committee on National Economy, Mr Xavier Kyooma, had reminded colleagues that Uganda being a landlocked country, air transport is critical for its economic security and prosperity.
  • CSOS Want Two Oil Pipelines Built in Uganda

    UGANDA, 2013/10/27 A civil society coalition on oil and gas (CSCO) has asked government to consider building two oil pipe lines one for transportation of crude oil and the other one which they termed as a reverse pipe line for the transportation of processed products. Speaking at their national conference on oil and gas in Entebbe, the oil advocacy civil society organizations said having a reverse oil pipe line would be cost effective on the side of government. "We are advocating for this kind of oil pipeline because it is cost effective and it can help us to transport processed products in the event that crude oil runs out," said Henry Bazira the chairman CSCO.
  • Work on highway to Jinja scheduled for 2015 in Uganda

    UGANDA, 2013/10/23 Whether by coincidence or by design has the Uganda National Road Authority, in short UNRA, in recent days taken to the public and the media with their plans to build a national of the art highway from the outskirts of Kampala to Jinja as part of the intra African highway from Mombasa to the hinterland. Of late some rather lunatic ideas have been floated in the media to build a Kampala city airport, some 45 kilometres away from the major international gateway of Entebbe for ‘convenience’ of people wanting to fly to Jinja which is a mere 80 kilometres away from the capital. Both municipalities, Entebbe and Jinja, will in due course be connected by multi lane highways, with the Entebbe route by presently under construction while the Jinja connection is due to be kicked off in a year and a half next land compensation issues have been addressed.