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Progress: 21 % Hoima Airport works complete

Latest news on our desk has it that 21% of the physical works against 26% of the set time progress of Hoima International Airport are complete.

The completion of the first phase of the airport and handover of the runway for use will be in 2021.

Hoima Airport is located in Kabaale Parish, Buseruka sub-county, Hoima District in the Western Region of Uganda, near the Kaiso-Tonya oil fields and the Uganda Oil Refinery

Hoima airport will be a large international airport capable of handling large passenger and cargo aircraft, sufficient to carry the equipment and staff to develop the Uganda Oil Refinery and the oilfields.

The airport’s main runway was expected to measure 3,100 metres (10,171 ft) in length. Later, the length of the runway was lengthened to 3,500 metres (11,483 ft).

In February 2018, the government of Uganda selected Shikun & Binui, a construction firm based in Israel to construct this airport, at a cost of US$309 million.

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