New Entebbe Airport Will Boost Investments – Chinese Ambassador

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In short
The Chinese government is financing the construction of the 50-kilometer Kampala-Entebbe expressway at a cost of 350 million US Dollars as well as the upgrade of Entebbe International Airport at 200 million US Dollars.

A rebuilt Entebbe International Airport and the expressway to Kampala will create a good image of Uganda and bring in the much needed foreign direct investments, the Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Jao Yang Ling has said that

Speaking at a dialogue on Uganda-China relations in Kampala, organized by think-tank Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE), Ling said an international airport and motorway create a good impression on visitors.

The Chinese government is financing the construction of the 50-kilometer Kampala-Entebbe expressway at a cost of 350 million US Dollars as well as the upgrade of Entebbe International Airport at 200 million US Dollars.

Ambassador Ling said the two projects will be game-changers in Uganda's investment outlook.

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Both projects are expected to be completed within the next two years. They are being constructed by China Communications Construction Company.

The expressway, in particular, would be most important to motorists since traffic has overwhelmed the old Kampala-Entebbe road. Occasionally, the road gets closed to the public when high profile dignitaries visit, creating untold suffering to travelers.

 

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