Kampala: Uganda said on Thursday that it was considering a proposal by Dubai-based Dodsal Group to expand and modernise Kampala's Entebbe international airport, including establishing a free export-processing zone.
Like other east Africa nations, Uganda is seen as a frontier market for foreign investors and its economy has grown robustly over the past two decades. It is expected to grow six per cent in 2009-10.
"The proposal and study is to make integrated infrastructure development where, among others, there will be established an Entebbe airport free zone and export processing zone for agricultural commodities and light industry," Aston Kajara, state minister for investment, told reporters.
"We are trying to establish many free zone areas like Dubai," he said. The proposal also included more terminals, increased storage capacity and extra flight capacity.
The airport currently serves 16 airlines flying to 14 destinations, according to the Civil Aviation Authority website.