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Museveni, Chinese president expected to discuss funding for SGR

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni is expected to discuss funding for the Standard Gauge Railway-SGR during his visit to China. Museveni arrived in China on Monday for a four-day visit where he will address the China-Africa Economic and trade expo. On arrival, Museveni tweeted that he will …

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SGR funder doesn’t want to look at us-Finance Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan traders expecting to use the Standard Gauge Railway to transport their merchandise from Mombasa to Kampala should forget it for now as the funder doesn’t want to commit money before he is sure that the Kenyan line will reach Malaba border. Uganda had hoped …

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Ministry of Finance optimistic, still pursuing SGR funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic development says that it still hopes to get funding from China’s Exim bank for the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway. The Uganda Standard Gauge Railway is a USD 2.269 Bn planned railway system linking the country to the …

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MPs oppose compensation of Tororo-Gulu railway rehabilitation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Physical Infrastructure Committee has recommended that more than 4,000 People affected by the Tororo-Gulu Railway project should not be compensated. The MPs made the resolution on the project after considering the ministerial statement for the works and transport for financial year 2019/2020. In the …

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Museveni to take Kenyan SGR train today

Mombasa, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni will be the first visiting head of state to take the Makadara Express train on the new Standard Gauge Railway from Mombasa to Nairobi in Kenya. This was confirmed yesterday after discussions on day two of a three-day state visit where Museveni and …

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Delay in SGR Project good for Uganda, says economist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stanbic’s East African economist Jibran Qureishi has said the delays as Uganda bids to borrow from China to finance the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) could be a blessing in disguise. Uganda needs about sh8 trillion to construct the SGR from Malaba to Kampala. The …

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