A 40ft container costs US$ 3500 from Mombasa to Kampala by road compared to USD 1,500 by rail when the standard gauge railway is ready and will only take one day. A similar container on the Peking (Beijing) - Shanghai line would cost US$1,500 for transport. That is why we are working for the standard gauge railway. It is in order to lower the costs of doing business in our economy so that we attract more businesses.
- H.E Yoweri K Museveni
President Paul Kagame
As a region… railway infrastructure is capital intensive but it is also a big opportunity… We must move beyond incremental realisation of certain goals and move it to a massive scale. We are capable of doing it.
- H.E Paul Kagame
President William Ruto
We built a World-class railway...because we knew that building world-class manufacturing and value addition investments, which are critical to creating jobs, we would need world-class infrastructure.
- H.E William Ruto
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Standard Gauge Railway Uganda
Developing the Tororo-Kampala (Eastern) and Tororo -Amuru-Packwach (Northern) routes