New airport planned for Uganda’s northeast to boost tourism

Uganda has signed a momentous agreement with the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) to construct a second international airport in the country.

The new Kidepo International Airport will be situated near Kidepo National Park in the northeastern Karamoja region.

This development marks a significant expansion of Uganda’s aviation infrastructure and is expected to boost tourism in the region.

According to Transport Minister Edward Katumba Wamala, construction is scheduled to begin in August, although details regarding the project’s cost and timeline have not yet been disclosed.

The agreement extends beyond the airport itself.

The SCCU has also pledged to build tourist hotels within Kidepo National Park, aiming to revitalize Uganda’s tourism industry and strengthen the national economy.

Tourism Minister Tom Butime expressed optimism about the project’s potential.

The new airport will provide tourists with a more direct route to Uganda’s breathtaking natural attractions.

Travelers will have the option to fly directly into Kidepo National Park, bypassing the lengthy journey from Entebbe, the country’s sole international airport at present.

This improved accessibility is expected to entice more visitors to explore Uganda’s diverse national parks, including Kidepo, Murchison Falls, and others.

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