The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) has handed over the Mbale Industrial and Business Park site to China Railway Number 3 Group for the design and building of key infrastructure like tarmac roads and water and sewer systems.
Representing UIA Director General, Robert Mukiza, the Project Manager, Hamza Galiwango, (also UIA’s Director for Industrial Parks Development), handed over the contract site to the contractor’s Project Manager, Huang Jun.
This was witnessed by the Resident Engineer, Ronald Olaki, from the Ministry of Works and Transport, and Eng. Francis Lwezahura, from the Ministry of Water and Environment.
The infrastructure project is a two-year 411-billion-shilling pre-finance contract that will be jointly supervised jointly by UIA and the ministries of works and water, to ensure adherence to design and environmental standards. The project is expected to be completed within time.
The massive Mbale infrastructure development project follows that of Namanve (Kampala) and Kapeeka, all by UIA.
Mbale, also known as Sino-Uganda Mbale Industrial Park, currently has 26 operational industries, with nine under construction, and five at pre-start stage, employing thousands of Ugandans and churning out products like textiles and electrical appliances.
The park is one of 25 industrial parks planned by the Government of Uganda, through UIA, across Uganda.