30 April 2016, Dar es Salaam- Officials from Uganda and Tanzania yesterday convened for the first time to discuss work plan for the development of the proposed 8.7 trillion/-crude oil export pipeline.
Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda.
The Ugandan Minister for Energy and Minerals Development, Eng Irene Muloni, told reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the meeting held at Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam, cleared a path for the commencement of the crucial project that would benefit both countries.
“Today marks the beginning of the commencement of the pipeline, we need support from everyone including communities and the media, so that plans put in place can succeed,” she noted Eng Muloni said in their first meeting focus was on defining the project structure and its timeline in which they want it to be completed before 2020.
The 1,400km pipeline will run from Hoima District in the Albertine Graben through Masaka and Mutukula in Uganda to Bukoba, Biharamulo, Shinyanga and finally to the Indian Ocean port of Tanga in Tanzania.