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INFRASTRUCTURE EDITION: Radial Gates Installed at Karuma; Kenyatta to Showcase Kenya Investments

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First Set of Radial Gates Installed at Karuma Hydropower Dam

Radial gates atre being installed at the dam section

Construction works at Karuma (600MW) hydro Power project have gained momentum with the installation of the radial gates at the dam section.

This installation commenced late January, according to Mr. Deng Changyi – Acting project Manager, Sinohydro Corporation – the project contractor.

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Kenyatta to Showcase Kenya Investments at Kampala EAC Infrastructure Summit

Kenyatta being welcomed a Entebbe International Airport on Thursday

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Kampala to attend the East African Community summit whose agenda is to deepen regional integration through infrastructure development and financing for health.

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During the three-day official visit, President Kenyatta will attend a presidential retreat on financing infrastructure and health before attending the 19th Ordinary Summit of the East African Community Heads of State.

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Jambojet Entry Expected to Boost Regional Tourism and Business Travel 

Jambojet CEO, Willem Hondius(in white shirt) disemback from plane with other officials from Jambojet airlines

Jambojet maiden flight to Uganda touched down at Entebbe Airport this past week, a move analysts say could usher in renewed competition and a promise of lower air fares for frequent traveler in Uganda.

The maiden flight was met by Director of Transport from Ministry of Works and Transport Mr. Benon Kajuna, Uganda Civil Aviation Managing Director Dr. David Kakuba, and Jambojet CEO, Willem Hondius, amongst others.

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EAC Agrees To Maintain High Budgetary Allocations for Infrastructure Development

The impression of the proposed Standard Gauge railway

East African Community Partner States have decided to maintain high budgetary allocations geared towards financing infrastructure development within their national borders.

Hon. Monica Azuba Ntege, Uganda’s Minister for Works and Transport, and the Chairperson of the EAC Sectoral Council of Ministers for Transport, Communications and Meteorology said the ongoing infrastructure development projects were meant to interlink the Partner States and create a strong Common Market in the region with sights on the Tripartite Grand Free Trade Area.

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