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Gulu runway launchedPublish Date: Jan 13, 2014
Gulu runway launched
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Officials at the launch of the runway. Photo/Kennedy Oryema
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By Kennedy Oryema

Minister of Works  Abraham Byandala on Friday commissioned  the  second  biggest paved runway at a ceremony held at Gulu Airport.

The ceremony to launch the runway was attended by officials from the Uganda People’s Defence Airforce, Civil Aviation Authority Director  Rama Makuza, a spectrum of CAA officials, Gulu District Chairman Martin Mapinduzi and district councilors.
 

The sh10b Gulu runway that was launched on Friday

Byandala said in terms of infrastructure sh10b Gulu Runway is the second biggest at 3.1 kms  following Entebbe Airport which is 3,6kms.  The Airport was established in 1959 is undergoing  upgrade in phases due to limited resources.

He said under the long term master plan, government is seeking  US$456m to upgrade the aeronautical and other important infrastructure at Gulu Airport to raise it to international standards.

The Director of the Civil Aviation Authority, Rama Makuza, appreciated the standard of work executed by the contractors, Energoprojekt.
 

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