Uganda Infrastructure Report Q3 2015 - New Report Available

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Thu May 14 2015

Robust economic growth will continue to drive construction industry growth over the coming years, with the industry set to expand in real terms over 2015 by 7.3% year-on-year. While public investment in the sector, particularly in the run-up to the 2016 election, will also support growth, we expect the government to face increasing fiscal pressures over the medium term which will threaten infrastructure growth. Furthermore, there is the risk that , in a lower oil price environment , the private sector will be less willing to invest to realise Uganda's full oil potential, which the government is relying on for future revenue.

Key Trends And Developments

* Entebbe International Airport in Uganda will undergo a USD400mn expansion. About USD200mn will be used to build a second terminal building and the remaining will be used to build a new cargo centre and mall. The expansion programme will also feature the construction of additional aircraft bays, a runway and six commercial passenger check-in areas. The expansion will begin in 2017.
* BMI's Oil & Gas team expects delays to bringing oil online, forecasting 2019 at the earliest, but we expect infrastructure investments related to this to be forthcoming in the years prior to first oil.
* Uganda is set to build an USD8bn standard gauge railway. China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) is the lead contractor and at least partial funding is expected from the China Exim Bank. In April 2015, President Museveni witnessed the signing of the Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) contract for the initial USD3.2bn section of the project with CHEC. China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation had originally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to construct the eastern line, but Works Minister John Byabagambi cancelled the MoU and handed over the deal to CHEC, stalling the project.
* In 2015, the government plans to float a tender for a 77km toll-road project linking Kampala to Jinja. The...

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The Uganda Infrastructure Report features BMI Research's market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.

BMI's Uganda Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Ugandan infrastructure and construction industry.

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