Contractors on the Kabaale International Airport in Hoima,
Uganda have reported that 31 percent of the construction work is completed.
After its completion in 2021, Kabaale will be Uganda’s second international airport after Entebbe. It is also expected to facilitate an oil refinery, tourism and agriculture.
The airport is among infrastructural development activities being developed to facilitate oil production in the Albertine Graben.
Construction commenced on 18 April, 2018 under Solel Boneh International Holdings – SBI (U) Ltd, an Israel’s leading infrastructure and Real Estate Company.
Upon completion, the UGX 1.1 trillion (Ugandan Shilling) project partly funded by the United Kingdom Export Finance (UKEF), and the Government of Uganda will have an aircraft parking apron on a 81 500 square meters space.
The airport sits with in the acquired 29.57 square kilometers of
land near the oil fields of the Albertine Graben Region commonly referred to as
Kabaale Industrial Park (KIP).
Oil roads in the region have been upgraded to ease transportation of materials. The Executive Director of Uganda Media Center Ofwono Opondo urged Ugandans to utilize the oil opportunity.
Uganda’s Commercial Oil production will start in 2023 after major international firms Total, Tullow and CNOOC make Final Investment Decision.
*The story was developed through the Africa Link Union. CND-News is a member of the Africa Link Union.*