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Ugandan leader appeals for urgent construction of EAC regional railway

Published on December 09, 2015

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has told the Chinese government that there is an urgent need for them to look at the construction of the regional Standard Gauge Railway connecting the East African Community (EAC) partner states.

Speaking to his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping on the sideline of the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation currently underway in South Africa, Museveni called for urgent construction of the railway which will link Uganda with Kenya at Malaba, Rwanda at Mirama Hills, South Sudan at Nimule and the Democratic Republic of Congo at Aruu.

“This will have the total length of 3000 kilometres but will however, be built in phases, starting with the Kampala-Malaba part of 273 kilometres” said Museveni. Read more. Source | Star Africa