Road projects to improve Uganda's transport infrastructure

11 January 2011

Uganda is set to benefit from improved transport infrastructure, which will reduce the cost for businesses of transporting goods.

The Kampala-Entebbe Super Highway, a 53km four-lane road, will be built alongside the construction of major motorways linking the Congo, South Sudan and Kenya to the nation, the Daily Monitor reports.

"[It] is expected to reduce the cost and time of doing business and boost regional trade," the news provider observed.

A total of 309km of road will be upgraded from gravel to tarmac, while a further 805km will be reconstructed.

This is not the only area Uganda - which is a landlocked country in east Africa - is trying to make enhancements in, with the 250MW Bujagali Hydro Power project scheduled to start producing electricity in October.

Simon D'ujang, the state minister of energy, thinks this scheme, alongside others, will help reduce the cost of power by as much as a third.

Categories: Transport, Energy

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