Uganda Awards Chinese firm $2.3B contract to build SGR connecting to Kenya

Ugandan Government has awarded a Chinese company by the name “China Harbour Engineering Company” (CHEC) a $2.3 Billion contract to build the section of the railway track connecting its capital  city of Kampala to the Kenyan border.

In 2012, Ugandan government had signed an agreement with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation for the construction of the railway line in the eastern part of the country. Surprisingly, it has now opted for CHEC to construct the above track which is funded by the Exim Bank of China.

READ; Uganda Parliament demands review of $13B SGR after finding that Ethiopia’s cost $3.4B

Ugandan authorities also announced that 60% of the land required to build the 273km section had already been acquired adding that construction works will start as soon as feasibility studies are completed and approved, and funds secured.


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