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Ugandan plan for light rail network to ease Kampala congestion

The government of Uganda has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese government to construct a light rail mass transportation system in greater Kampala.

Kampala, Uganda.
Kampala, Uganda. Image by Gilles Bassière / CC BY 2.0

Set to cost US$440 million and run over five years, the initial 35-kilometer stretch will be constructed by China Civil Engineering Construction Cooperation. It’s hoped this project will de-congest traffic in the country’s capital and surrounding areas. The network will be elevated, which will also alleviate the need for inefficient road crossings. Read more: eturbonews.com