Uganda’s Kabaale international Airport at 31% complete according to Muriisa
SBC Uganda Limited PRO Amos Muriisa has announced progress report for the construction of Kabaale International Airport. The Airport which is also know as Hoima International Airport is 31% completed according to him.
Amos Muriisa during his interview with newsmen said the airport sits on 29.7 square km of land, with a 3.5km runway up to 5km length, and 45 meters of the width. He also said the Airport will be within 5 square kilometers.
Muriisa also explains how Govt of Uganda compensated and bettered the livelihoods of people who were staying in the area where the Kabaale international Airport is being constructed. While also stating that the project will become operational in 2022, even though works might go on till 2023 because of the workload that was added to the contract.
Amos Muriisa: Construction works on the KABALE International Airport commenced in 2018. The airport sits on 29.7 square km of land, with a 3.5km runway up to 5km length, and 45 meters of the width.
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The fund for the Airport construction is from United Kingdom Export Finance (UKEF) at a percentage of 85% and 15% by the Govt of Uganda.
The construction works officially commenced on 18th April, 2018 under SBC (U) Ltd. The airport is being developed in two phases and is presently at 31% completion of overall construction works.
The first phase includes the development of a runway, taxiways, apron, fuel farm, fire station, multipurpose hangar, perimeter fence, drainage facilities, water supply and sewerage disposal. Terminal building and landing instruments.
The second phase essentially targets airport capacity enhancement which includes the expansion of the passenger terminal building, establishment of permanent cargo complex, establishment of a permanent control tower and construction of a parallel runway.