The 22-floor office space for the Uganda Revenue Authority is the latest picturesque piece of real estate to grace Kampala’s skyline. The ultra-modern office block is armed with a modern intelligent building management system that automatically controls facilities like energy, making it an energy efficient (a green) building).
Fourteen people- seven men and seven women- have been killed when a mine collapsed in the Rwagana Tin mine, east of Rwanda. The owners of the mine said the accident occurred because of heavy rains. The mine is concessioned to British group, Piran Resources.
Spedag Interfreight at the end of last year unveiled their real-time tracking solution PeriSpoor to more than 500 interested stake-holders. The innovative technology allows tracking of cargo along its journey by sea, rail and road. From or to any seaport around the world or from any location in Eastern Africa, Spedag Interfreight customers can track their goods both by mobile app and web application showing the position in real-time on google maps.
The European Union has signed a financing agreement with the government of Uganda which will see the repair and re-opening of the old Tororo-Gulu metre gauge railway (MGR) line in the next four years. Once complete, the works will add some 400 km of the functional railway line to the national network. It will be managed by the renascent Uganda Railways Corporation.
The new cable stayed bridge built at the source of the Nile in Jinja is finally complete and launched, amidst excitement among Ugandans. Launching the dam President Museveni underscored the fact that road transport carries about 90 per cent of Uganda’s goods and passenger traffic. "With the new improved bridge, with dual carriage way, it would significantly improve road safety in the country. ” he said.
By Daniel Otto
Experts say logistics in the oil and gas industry is one of the most complex exercises yet, compared to other business, and for a country like Uganda that is just entering the oil industry, the challenges are expected to be even tougher.
Over the past few months, there has been an impassioned public discussion around the revival of the Uganda Airlines. The avid debates have centred on: Whether Uganda should revive the airline in the very first place; whether the country has the capacity to run an airline or not; and whether with the ostensibly high levels of corruption in the country, the airline will survive or will just sink tax players’ money into some dark abyss.
If all goes according to plan, Uganda will soon beat infrastructure odds to deliver high speed 4G LTE internet to far-flung areas in the country using the ground-breaking internet connectivity technology. This is being planned under the Loon Project, an initiative of Alphabet Inc., the mother company that owns the search engine Google.
President Yoweri Museveni has launched the fourth cement producer in Uganda with an immediate production capacity of 750 tonnes, but with a promise to double that to 1.5 million tonnes per annum in 2019.
ARTHUR MUKEMBO, a real estate expert, is the regional director, RE/MAX Uganda. He is also a board member of the Association of Real Estate Agents of Uganda (AREA-U). The Infrastructure Magazine’s Martin Ariko sounded him out on various issues regarding the country’s budding real estate sector.