Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Airports to benefit from $150m EAC programme

From The New Vision, Kampala, Uganda
By Ibrahim Kasita

UGANDA is to benefit from a $150m (about sh254.2b) 10-year development programme for East Africa aimed at upgrading regional airports, the managing director of the Civil Aviation Authority has said.

Ambrose Akandonda said the money was approved by ministers in charge of civil aviation and would be used to adopt a regional airport connectivity system.

He said airports in Uganda, which would benefit from the funds are Entebbe International Airport, Kasese and Arua aerodromes.

In Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Moi International Airport, Kisumu and Wilson will benefit.

In Tanzania, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Airport, Mwanza, Zanzibar International Airport and Mtwara will also benefit.

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