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Kiir attends launch of standard gauge railway in Uganda

Author : | Published: Thursday, October 9, 2014

President Salva Kiir has attended the launch of the Uganda section of the standard gauge railway that will connect Juba with East Africa.

The railway will join South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

It will enable trains travel at a speed of 120 kilometers per hour.

It is estimated that the railway will reduce the number of days it takes to transport goods from Mombasa to Kampala to only two days.

The summit called on responsible institutions to fast-track the implementation of total liberalization of free movement of labor and services by the end of this year.

The launch of the standard gauge marked the beginning of the 7th Summit of the Heads of State of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects.

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