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Uganda and Tanzania launch construction of crude oil pipeline

KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Tanzania foreign minister Augustine Mahiga on Saturday launched the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline.

A State House statement issued here said Museveni and Mahiga laid a foundation stone in Hoima, the start point of the pipeline.

The 1,445 km pipeline will run from Hoima, in western Uganda, to the Tanzanian seaport of Tanga.

According to Uganda government figures, the construction will cost over 3.5 billion U.S. dollars and is expected to be completed in 2020.

Museveni said Tanzania gave Uganda concessions and allowed it to use road reserves at no cost.

He urged the communities where the pipeline is going to pass to take advantage of the opportunities the construction will avail.

Medard Kalemani, Tanzania’s energy minister, thanked Uganda for allowing its oil specialists help Tanzania explore for oil deposits in Lake Tanganyika and Lake Eyasi.

           

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