Bodi Xiu, the Park Administrator, told the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga who visited the park on Thursday that following the floods, they decided to halt all the operations and carry out maintenance works. He said that they are yet to decide when operations will resume.
Sino-Uganda Mbale Industrial Park has halted operations following last
weekend’s floods that hit the city. The floods destroyed several machines
in the factories constructed at the park.
that sits on over 2.6 Square miles of land with 10 factories was launched
by President Museveni in 2020.
the Park Administrator, told the Leader of
the Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga who visited the park on Thursday that following the
floods, they decided to halt all the operations and carry out renovation
works. He said that they are yet to decide when operations will resume.
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Bodi told Mpuuga that they are yet to estimate the losses that they incurred following
the floods. “I cannot tell you that this is how much we
have lost because most of our work here is mechanized but as we talk all the
machines are down and we don't know if these will work if the situation is
Jin Owen, the Deputy General Manager of the Park said that the floods damaged
most of the raw materials and finished products that were stored in some of the factories.
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accused the government of approving the construction of the Park in a
He wants the government to compensate
the park owners or find an alternative place where to establish the park.
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Asumani Dumba, a resident of Doko Cell questioned why the government decided to
set up an industrial park in the area without putting up necessary precautions.