Kidepo Valley National Park to get International Airport

HABARI DAILY I Kampala, Uganda I Uganda is to soon have a third international airport after Entebbe International and Kabalega International airport in Hoima.

The new airport, to be located in the Kidepo Valley National Park, will have a 3,500 metre runway, aprons, among other facilities.

According to Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, upon completion, the airport will accommodate aircrafts like Boeing B777.

The delegation, which met President Yoweri Museveni at Nakasero recently, briefed the President on the progress of the construction of the Airport in Kidepo Valley National Park.

President Museveni okayed the construction of the Airport but advised the investors to be cautious about the safety of wildlife in the park.

He further promised to mobilise the Uganda Hotel Owners Association to build Hotels in the area that will accommodate passengers who will be using the Airport.

He also assured Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry that they will be exempted from tax as they go ahead with the project.

Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established by an Amiri decree issued in 1970 by His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah in order to effectively and vitally participate in the organisation of economic life and the prosperity of its trade, industry, agricultural, digital and the professions sectors on all levels and in cooperation with the concerned establishments and bodies and local departments.

Sharjah is the third-most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, after Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The Emirate forms part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area.

The meeting was also attended by Attorney General, Mr. Kiryowa Kiwanuka, the Minister of State for Works and Transport, Mr. Fred Byamukama and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Okello Oryem

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