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Arua Airfield to be transformed into International Airport

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Simon Kabayo
Simon Kabayohttps://eagle.co.ug
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The Ugandan government is working around the clock to redevelop Arua Airfield into a full-fledged international airport, according to recent announcements by the Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Fred Bamwesigye.

This project aims to elevate Arua Airport’s status as a critical hub for passenger and cargo air traffic between Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

During a site inspection tour, also attend by State Minister for Transport, Fred Byamukama, Mr. Bamwesigye revealed that the Civil Aviation Authority had secured land for the airport’s expansion and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with East of Eden, an investor partner, under the Private Public Partnership framework. The partnership will conduct feasibility studies and related assessments to pave the way for the airport’s transformation.

Mr. Bamwesigye further revealed that a Memorandum of Understanding has already been signed between the government and East of Eden under the Private Public Partnership framework to undertake feasibility studies and related assessments.

Arua Airport’s strategic location makes it an ideal center for regional air traffic, and its upgrade will complement Entebbe International Airport as a major entry point into Uganda. The airport’s modernization plans, initially announced in 2009, stalled due to a compensation dispute with local landowners. However, with the new partnership and government support, the project is now back on track.

Upon completion, Arua Airport will join Entebbe International Airport, Kabalega International Airport (currently under construction), Gulu Airport, and Kasese Airport as Uganda’s five international airports. This development is expected to boost tourism and economic growth in the region.

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