Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) in conjunction with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) commissioned the modernization and automation of Entebbe International Airport.
The project was initiated following a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2015 between KOICA and the government of Uganda. The overall objective was to improve the efficiency and safety of civil aviation operations and enhancing passenger convenience.
According to H.E. Park Sung-Soo, the Amb of the Republic of Korea, the Korean government invested USD 9.5 million in the project with in-kind counterpart support from the Uganda government mainly aimed at facilitating interactions with other government MDAs and promotion of the project.
“The project has established and operationalized an Airport Operations Database (AODB), a Computerized Maintenance Management system (CMMS), and a Terminal Operations Control Centre (TOCC) at Entebbe International Airport,” he noted.
Justice Dr Steven B.K. Kavuma, the board chairman Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, said the commissioned project is enabling the Authority’s staff to have seamless information access and exchange between all providers of air navigation services at the airport.
“The government of Uganda is highly committed and will continue to support and provide an enabling environment for the growth of the Aviation industry in the country to spur economic development,” said State minister for transport Fred Byamukama.
Passenger traffic has continued to grow as the aviation industry recovers from the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 2022 recorded the highest number of passengers since the lockdown; a total of 156,081 international passengers (73,899 arrivals and 82,189 departures).