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Date set for Uganda-Tanzania pipeline construction

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The Uganda-Tanzania crude oil pipeline is set to begin construction in January 2017, the Ugandan Energy Minister, Irene Muloni, stated.

Muloni also relayed that Uganda and Tanzania had both come to a consensus to fast-track the pipeline project, which will travel 1443 km.

Muloni stated: "Every activity in respect to the project will be done in a fast tracking mode. We have agreed to meet in Tanga (Tanzania) in October this year to launch the front-end-engineering-design for the project.”

The pipeline is set to export Ugandan crude oil to international markets, and is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Edited from various sources by Stephanie Roker

Sources: AllAfrica, Mail & Guardian Africa

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