Upgrade plan for Kenya-Uganda railway
11 September 2012
Africa Review: Kenya–Uganda rail operator Rift Valley Railways (RVR) has embarked on a major renovation of its locomotive overhaul facility in Kampala as part of a five-year turnaround effort at a cost of $284 million.
Company officials say lack of adequate maintenance capacity for locomotives and rolling stock has been a contributing factor to the cargo congestion at Mombasa port.
The funds are to be used for the rehabilitation of the Nalukolongo Railway Workshop in Kampala. Nalukolongo is being rehabilitated at a cost of $410,000, set to be complete by December 2012.
The rehabilitation, which is expected to last three months, will increase the availability of locomotives and wagons.