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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND VIABLE VENTURES IN INFRASTRUCTURE

Wednesday, 27th February 2019
Commissioning of the Source of the Nile Bridge by H.E. President Museveni
Uganda has made substantial progress on its infrastructure agenda in recent years. The early and successful ICT reform detonated a huge expansion in mobile coverage and penetration resulting in a highly competitive market. Power sector restructuring has paved the way for a rapid doubling of power generation capacity. Uganda is doing well on the water and sanitation MDGs, and has made effective use of performance contracting to improve utility performance. The vast and varied waterways in Uganda are also highly beneficial for the production of hydroelectricity. Upgrading the transportation network and electricity generating and transmission capacity is now Uganda's top economic priority. A comprehensive road network and widespread access to electricity will connect farmers to trading centres, add value to production, and improve the population's welfare.

Upcoming oil production, expected to come on stream around 2021, requires new infrastructure that will be led by Government investment with participation of the private sector, and will include the construction of roads, a crude oil pipeline, a small-scale refinery, and product pipelines.

The following are Investment Profiles of bankable projects in the Infrastructure Sector prepared by the Uganda Investment Authority (See: Bankable Projects, Viable Investment Opportunity, 3rd Edition, 2019/2020).

PROJECT TITLE: Establishment of A Port and Shipping Network at Lake Victoria
Site/ Location: Lake Victoria Region
Project Description:
Ports around the world are currently dredging their ship channels and investing heavily in the necessary infrastructure in order to meet current and future demand on navigation. The potential benefit is characterized not only by increasing port competitiveness, but also by greater impacts on economic growth in the adjacent communities.
INVESTMENT AMOUNT REQUIRED US$18,000,000


PROJECT TITLE: Kampala Cable Car Project
Project Site or Location: Kampala, Uganda
Project Promoter or Owner: Kampala Capital City Authority
Name: Steven Jeremy Ntambi
Email: Jntambi@kcca.go.ug  
Mobile: +256 794 661 219
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Kampala Capital City Authority is proposing the introduction of an Urban Cable Car (Ropeway
Vehicle) system. This technology is envisioned to achieve high order objectives such as; reduction in pollution (air and noise), traffic decongestion, improvement in transit connectivity, beautification of the urban environments, and development of a reliable and highly profitable transportation means.
INVESTMENT AMOUNT REQUIRED US$200 Million


PROJECT TITLE: Kampala Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
Project Location: Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area
Promoter: Ministry of Works and Transport

Telephone: +256 41 4320101
Mobile: 0414-259139
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high quality mass public transport system based on buses using existing roads. BRT can be fast, reliable, frequent and comfortable; it has the characteristics of an urban railway service at a fraction of the cost.
INVESTMENT AMOUNT REQUIRED US$612.06 Million


PROJECT TITLE: The Urban Housing
Project Location: Nationwide
Project Description:
Bus rapid Transit (BRT) is a high The Urban housing project (UHP) is a housing development concept for low income earners on commercial basis. UHP envisages developing housing units in an apartment form to be sold to low income earners on cost sharing basis using condominium law.
INVESTMENT AMOUNT REQUIRED US$ 2,500,000


PROJECT TITLE: Rehabilitation and Upgrade of the Railway Wagon Ferry MV Pamba
Location - Port Bell Pier in Kampala, the Jinja Pier and the Mwanza, Tanzania Pier 
Project Description:
The MV Pamba plies routes between the Port Bell pier in Kampala, the Jinja pier and the Mwanza, Tanzania pier. Currently, there's an urgent need to rehabilitate and upgrade the wagon ferry; bringing it into full compliance with current international marine regulations, and to enable it to be re- admitted into the marine class.
INVESTMENT AMOUNT REQUIRED US$ 5 Million


PROJECT TITLE: To Enhance and Develop a Network of Serviced Business, Science, Technology & Industrial Parks in Uganda
Project Description:
Government has gazetted 22 Industrial Business Parks (IBPs) across the country. Of these, eight (8) IBPs are at different stages of development; while land has not yet been purchased for the remaining fifteen (14) IBPs and therefore no development has taken place in them. For the strategic plan period 2016 - 2021, UIA has proposed 10 Business, Science, Technology and Industrial Parks (STIPs). These are Kampala Industrial and Business Park (KIBP) located at Namanve, Nakasongola, Arua, Gulu, Lira, Buliisa, Kyankwanzi STIP/ Central Uganda, Kamuli STIP / Eastern Uganda, Pakwach STIP / Northern Uganda, and Rubirizi STIP / Western Uganda.

Government will set up Science and Technology Parks, engineering centres, technology and business incubation centre's that meet international standards. These will reduce the cost of product development and innovations. When fully developed and operational, all the 10 IBPs and STIPs will add great value to locally available raw materials and thus create employment towards the Strategic Plan's target of 1,000,000 jobs by 2021. Government is looking to collaborate with private sector in the development of industrial park development in Public Private Partnership arrangements as guided by the Public Private Partnerships Act 2015 and the Procurement and Disposal of public Assets Regulations. This section outlines Government's plans for industrial park development and provides a brief on the status of development. Government invites Expressions of Interest from potential investors and developers to explore collaboration in industrial park development.


Source: Uganda Investment Authority & Uganda Embassy, Berlin

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