KAMPALA – The Ruparelia Group through its construction arm — Vcon has been awarded a contract to construct a project for Uganda Muslim Education Association-UMEA after emerging the best of the 14 evaluated bidders that expressed interest.
Vcon Construction (U) Ltd will do the project in partnership with Ambitious Construction Ltd Joint Venture that includes construction of a residential and commercial complex in Kibuli, a Kampala suburb.
The project, valued at UGX 38 billion is funded by Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia under Supervision of Dolsar Ltd.
Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony on Tuesday in Kampala, Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia, the managing Director Ruparelia Group thanked Prince Kassim Nakibinge Kakungulu, the titular head of the Muslim community and the management of Uganda Muslim Education Association (UMEA) for giving Ruparelia Group an opportunity to showcase its competence.
“We are extremely grateful for this opportunity for being able to illustrate our competence and capability to deliver a high quality and standard development as Ruparelia Group,” Rajiv said.
According to Rajiv, Prince Nakibinge has donated 5 acres of land for the project which will be completed in a period of one year.
“This is the first phase and we expect to have more multiple phases. It’s not only going to benefit the Kibuli community but Kampala and Uganda at large” he added.
Speaking at the same function in Kibuli, His Royal Higness Prince Kassim Nakibige congratulated Ruparelia Group for having emerged winner of the bidding process and said that he is sure they are going to produce the best quality work.
“Once the project is complete, it will also change the skyline of Kampala city, Prince Nakibinge added.