The Netherlands government has extended 997,000 euros (Shs4b) to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) towards the redevelopment of Old Taxi Park.
Speaking at the handover of the grant at City Hall last Thursday, the Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda, Henk Jan Bakker, said the money was channeled through their development agency, Develop2Build, which has footing in 37 developing countries.
Bakker added that they would help KCCA carry out a feasibility study and design a master plan for the project.
KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi welcomed the funding from the Dutch, saying it will go a long way in improving the operations and passenger experience in the taxi park.
“The proposed redevelopment of the park is in line with the Urban Transport Master Plan where KCCA plans to provide residents of Kampala with fast and reliable public transport services by 2040,” Musisi said.
The new old taxi park will have transit terminals, multi-level parking, shopping areas, pedestrian walkways and other amenities like toilets.
The feasibility study is expected to last 18 months after which the implementation phase of the project begins.