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Teso Fruit Factory set for launch finally in August

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dry tests at the Teso Fruit Factory in Soroti indicate it will finally be ready for launch before the end of this year.

Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde, members of the Board of Uganda Development Corporation, Leaders of Teso Region, farmers and other stakeholders toured the factory on Wednesday and were shown the various facilities in place.

After several delays, construction of the sh48bn factory has been completed with all machinery installed with official opening by President Yoweri Museveni now expected in August 2018.

Officials told the visiting team that dry tests have been done with wet tests with actual fruits to start in June.

The factory has a capacity of 6 metric tonnes of oranges per hour, 2 metric tones of mangoes per hour and 4 metric tones of pineapples per hour.

Way back in 2012, the Korean Government through their development arm; Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) offered to provide a turnkey project for Soroti Fruit Factory.

Officials soon after touring the plant.

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