We are a work in progress: UCAA explains Entebbe Airport Flooding

The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority has explained that the over flooding at Entebbe International Airport was a result of the blockage in the drainage system which is currently still being repaired and upgraded.

This has been detailed in a statement by the Authority Spokesperson Vianney Luggya about the incident.

Over the weekend, heavy rains in Entebbe led to the flooding of the airport parking and parts of the new passenger terminal entrance and canopy.

The incident that took about an hour saw several of the passengers awaiting traveling and those returning to the country unable to move for fear that they would be eroded by water.

UCAA explained that part of the drainage is still under repair and upgrade as part of the passenger terminal and other associated facilities at Entebbe International Airport.

“We would like to assure everyone for our concerted efforts to implement corrective measures aimed at ensuring a better passenger experience. Multiple projects are currently underway at the airport, with several being completed.” Vianney Luggya explains.

He indicated that “However, ongoing work includes the construction of a new terminal building and the inter connection of the drainage systems to accommodate these new developments. These pending works are scheduled for completion within a year.”

Entebbe International Airport has since 2014 been undergoing repairs and upgrade with a number of loans having been negotiated with banks such as the Export – Import (EXIM) bank of China and other funders to make the airport better.

Amongst the key installations to be repaired and upgraded included the taxi ways, parking aprons, search park, passenger terminals and the run ways, 12/30 and 17/35.

The projects also saw the development of technology and security infrastructure at the airport to ensure fast procession of travels to and from the country.

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  • April 8, 2024 at 8:20 am
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    Am good attendance

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