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Ministry of Works and Transport unveils plans for Bukasa Port Project

The unveiled plan for Bukasa Port Project

KAMPALA – The Ministry of Works and Transport has on Friday 28 unveiled plans for Bukasa Port Project construction on shores of Lake Victoria.

According to the ministry, the Port will provide reliable, effective & sustainable multi-modal transport system along the Central and Northern Corridor.

Expected to serve as Trio-modal cargo handling facility for road, rail and water transport, the port will sit on 400 hectares on the shores of L. Victoria.

Transport Ministry in a statement said that Bukasa Port will serve as an International Transportation Logistic and Business Hub center for assembling, de-commissioning, storage & re-distribution of exports/imports.

“It will be an International Transportation Logistic and Business Hub center for assembling, de-commissioning, storage & re-distribution of exports/imports with regard to demand and supply chain along the Central Corridor Standard Gauge Railway, KLA-Jinja Express Highway and at Kampala Industrial Business Park- Namanve,” revealed the ministry.

According to the ministry, the Port will be constructed in three phases, which include:

Phase 1: covers preparation of Master Plan, Preliminary Design, and construction of start-up infrastructure, Dredging, Pilling and Swamp Surcharging. This Phase will be completed in April 2020.

Phase 2: covers construction of Bukasa Port to capacity of 2.3 million tons per year, construction of shipyard and floating dock. This Phase is expected to be completed by 2021.

Phase 3: covers future extension of the Port to the capacity of 5.2 million tons and to the maximum peak of 7.5 million tons. This Phase is expected to be completed by 2030.

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