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UGANDA TO BUILD NEW AIRPORT IN WESTERN CITY OF HOIMA

KAMPALA, The Ugandan government will begin construction of an international airport in Kabaale in Hoima, about 200 kilometres northwest of here, in the next fiscal year,says Finance Minister Matia Kasaija.

He cited the project as one of the related infrastructure development activities aimed at facilitating oil production in the country's western region where oil has been discovered during the Budget speech which he read on behalf of President Yoweri Museveni in Parliament Thursday.

Other activities he cited were the rehabilitation of the Tororo�Pakwach metre gauge railway line to support delivery of equipment for oil production; and the development of Pakwach�Butiaba ferry as well as upgrading road infrastructure.

On the oil and gas sector, he said that 98 per cent of land acquisition for the oil refinery has been completed and that the government is in the process of selecting a lead investor to partner with in the development of the refinery.

He said that the government, in agreement with the Government of Tanzania, selected the Hoima-Tanga route to transport landlocked Uganda's crude oil to the East African coast.

An Inter-Governmental Agreement has just been signed to support the private sector in the development of the oil pipeline. In addition, a total of nine production licences have been granted and further licences will be granted as soon as assessments are completed. The design for bulk storage of final petroleum products at Buloba has been completed, he said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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