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Uganda allocates $ 205 million to rehabilitate old railway on Kenyan border

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

The Ugandan government is investing US 205 million in renovating the old railway linking the capital Kampala with Malaba on the Kenyan border after delays in securing funds.

Stanley Sendegeya, financial director of the Uganda Railway Authority, said that the development of the railway will increase cargo capacity to 120,000 metric tons from 20,000 tons by 2026.

East Africa newspaper reported that the Standard Railroad was opened to passengers in 2017 and to be shipped in 2018. It is now uncertain whether Uganda’s joint plan with Kenya and Rwanda, designed six years ago, To build a standard rail linking East African landlocked countries to the Kenyan port of Mombasa, will bear fruit.

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

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