China helping Uganda achieve development dream: minister

China and Chinese companies are helping Uganda achieve its dream of reaching middle-income status by 2020, Edward Katumba, Ugandan Minister of State for Works, said on Tuesday.

Chinese companies are the leading executor of most of Uganda’s flagship projects like the Entebbe airport expansion and the Kampala-Entebbe expressway, Katumba said in an interview with Xinhua, adding that Uganda highly welcomes their contribution to the country in the area of infrastructure.

The projects conducted by Chinese companies are “worth the cost” because of the quality of work, he told Xinhua in Entebbe city, some 40 kilometers south of the capital city Kampala.

Katumba also said Chinese companies employ a lot of local people, and READ MORE

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