EARTHWORKS on the $150m (about sh240b) Kampala Industrial and Business Park project site in Namanve are on schedule, Arthur Bwire, the Uganda Investment Authorityâ€™s (UIA)â€™ director for industrial parks development division, has said.
â€œSince the encroachers left, work has been going on well. We shall hit the deadline.
â€œThe work, which will take 10 months, shall be completed by April next year,â€ Bwire said.
He said 30 encroachers who had been making bricks on the 896-acre land were forced out in an operation carried out by the Police and LC officials from Seeta and Bweyogerere.
The work is being undertaken by Spencon Services.
He said the first phase of the project would cost $26m (about sh47.8b).
â€œIt involves opening up of an internal road network to sub-grade level and working on the River Namanve drainage system.
â€œThey will also consntruct access routes for the inland ports, set up a laboratory, engineersâ€™ and UIA offices and a parking yard.â€
The Namanve park is one of the 22 industrial parks the Government is planning to establish across the country.
The projects are aimed at job-creation and provision of modern technology to artisans who cannot afford their own equipment.
He said industrial parks will be built in Mbarara, Gulu, Kabale, Mbale, Soroti, Arua and Lira.
Namanve park work ends April