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Uganda to Get Second International Airport in Kabale


Uganda is set to have its second international airport, Kabaale International Airport, thanks to a joint venture between a UK company Colas and local company SBC Uganda reports New Vision.


A proposal has been submitted by the UK Company Colas and SBI Uganda team to Monica Azuba Ntege, the minister for Works and Transport, in the presence of Uganda's Attorney General, William Byaruhanga and the British Deputy High Commissioner Mary Shockledge.


Eng. Tony Kavuma the Project Coordinator at the ministry of Works and Transport, Uganda said the project was likely to kick off next year. "A substantial amount of land has already been procured and an environmental impact assessment has been done as well," he said.


The Kabale International Airport project is expected to offer immediate benefits in facilitating the movement of materials and manpower for the development of the oil sector in Hoima district, and the Western Uganda region in general.


In the longer term, there are expected to be wider benefits for the development of tourism and agriculture in the region.


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