Road upgrades form part of Ugandan CAIIP-3 programme
12 May 2011
Improvements to infrastructure in Uganda are expected following news that the African Development Fund Board has approved a $64.8 million (£39.6 million) loan to the country.
The financing will be used to support the implementation of the Community Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement Programme (CAIIP-3).
CAIIP-3 is a follow up to CAIIP-1 and CAIIP-2 and it targets investments in agricultural infrastructure. It will reach 31 Ugandan districts in the western, central, northern and eastern regions.
Most notably this will see improvements made to community access roads, markets, agro-processing facilities and rural electrification.
The Islamic Development Bank is currently reviewing a parallel $10 million investment in CAIIP-3 to complement the Bank’s loan and expand the project’s physical infrastructure targets.
Meanwhile, the East African recently reported that increased trade between Tanzania and Uganda has resulted in the development of a new railway line and ports on Lake Victoria.
The $2.7 billion venture will see an 800km railway link a port at Mwambani Bay in Tanga, with Musoma on Lake Victoria.