Three local airfields in Uganda are set to be upgraded to international airports according to Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA)

This is part of the government’s efforts to develop Uganda’s air transport network that will connect the country to all major cities of the world to compete successfully for economic growth opportunities.

The Airports that have been earmarked for upgrade include Kasese, Arua and Gulu.

According to the UCAA Ag. Director General Fred Bamwesigye, the plans to upgrade the three airports are embedded in the 20 years National Civil Aviation Master Plan (2014-2033).

There are plans to improve and upgrade facilities of some of the thirteen upcountry aerodromes managed by UCAA. Master plans and Engineering Designs for the three airfields have been developed and the development plans are only awaiting funding. In addition, five airfields, kidepo, arua Gulu, Pakuba and Kasese were designated for international entry and exit from within the region,” he said.

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