Uganda to host regional infrastructure summit


Kampala: Uganda will this week host the fourth Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit with particular focus set towards the sharing of knowledge on the projects being pursued by the East African Community member states.

During the summit, the East African tourist visa and the use of national identity cards, voter/student cards as travel documents, which started on January 1, will be launched.

According to a Foreign Affairs ministry statement, regional presidents will also consider entering into a security pact.

Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan- all members of the Northern Corridor, will participate while Tanzania will attend as a member of the East African Community.

Countries to present

Uganda will present on railway development, oil refinery development, ICT, and political federation.

Kenya will also produce a report on energy generation, pipeline construction, and human resource capacity building in specialised skills for railway, energy, oil refinery and ICT development.

Rwanda will present on the progress of a single customs territory, the East African tourism visa, travel documents, security cooperation and airspace management .

Source: Daily Monitor

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