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Colas invites suppliers to engage on Uganda airport project


Colas invites suppliers to engage on Uganda airport project

SUPPLIERS in the UK now have the chance to get involved in the construction of a new multi-million-pound commercial airport in Uganda – supported by UK Export Finance and backed by UK Department for International Trade.

SBC (Uganda) Ltd, the joint venture between Colas Ltd and SBI International Holdings AG, has been awarded the contract to construct the new airport for the Government of Uganda.

Hoima International Airport will be the second international airport in Uganda – initially to support the country’s burgeoning oil and gas industry. Specialist UK companies looking to work with Colas Ltd should visit the Hoima International Airport webpage, download the questionnaire and submit to by 21st September.

Colas Ltd’s new Chief Executive Carl Fergusson said: ‘With huge untapped natural resources, rapid urbanization and attractive demographics in Uganda, the requirement for investment in infrastructure to support continued regional development is clear, and this aligns well with the outward-looking international element of the Colas UK strategy which seeks to expand our activities in East Africa.  We are delighted to have been awarded this significant project.’

Earlier this year, the International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said: ‘The UK is a global leader in the infrastructure sector and I am delighted that UK Export Finance is helping the Ugandan Government and Colas on this significant project.

‘We are proud to support our trading partners around the world and enable UK companies to contribute their expertise. This will help to close the infrastructure gap in Uganda and create local economic growth and jobs.’