The UK’s Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda, Lord Popat, led a delegation of business representatives from the Energy Industries Council (EIC) mission to Uganda, this week. The team visited site of the proposed Kabaale International Airport. This will be Uganda’s second international airport after Entebbe and will handle both cargo and passenger transport. The airport will be constructed by UK company Colas in partnership with SBI a construction company, and is funded by a £215 million loan to Uganda from UK Export Finance. Kabaale International Airport is part of the infrastructure to be built as Uganda prepares to develop its growing petroleum industry. The new airport is expected to facilitate mobilization of equipment for construction of the Uganda Oil Refinery and especially assist in the development of agriculture and tourism in Uganda.
Published: 29 Nov 2017
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