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Entebbe airport set for major improvements 

Ambassador Park Jong Dae (L) and CAA MD Dr. Rama Makuza Exchanging ideas at the unveiling ceremony

Entebbe International Airport is set to undergo major improvements that will see its old analogue and manual operations improved and replaced with digital and automated systems. The move is, supported through a grant of US9.5m from the government of South Korea, and it is hoped will greatly improve the efficiency …

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In-flight Medical Emergencies

AIRBORNE: Passengers inside an aircraft

We are now living in a global village and crossing boarders is not a mystery anymore. This means that many people are flying to different destinations than ever before and different airlines are transporting millions of passengers across the world. With such a number of passengers taking to the skies, …

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10 days to acquire a passport

The Ugandan passport

It is common knowledge that in order to travel internationally, a person needs a passport. But while in many developed countries, it is essential for a person to acquire a passport while young, in most African countries such as Uganda, it is a different story. For a long time, most …

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CAA upgrades security equipment as Cargo centre works get underway

An artistic impression of the planned extension of Entebbe International Airport phase 1

AVIATION WEEK:   The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Uganda’s air transport regulator recently launched a new Development Master plan which will include an upgrade of security equipment at Entebbe International Airport with a view to improving the airport to match international standards. The Sunrise’s Henry Lutaaya spoke with the Authority’s …

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Only a Regional airline is viable in our EAC

Uganda belongs to a league of five nations that make the East African Community. According to former East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Juma Mwapachu, is the oldest regional economic organisation in the world’. Historically, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania have enjoyed a long history of co-operation. So much so that …

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EAC members frustrating progress in aviation

Lack of coordination among EAC member countries is blamed for the slow progress in raising standards of aviation

The commitment by the East African Community (EAC) member states to sign a protocol to harmonize service delivery mechanisms in the aviation industry aimed at improving standards is taking longer than expected. This was observed during the recently concluded East African Consultative meeting on the facilitation of air transport that …

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Google exec among 1800 dead as Mt. Everest is shaken by earthquake

One of Google’s top engineers, Dan Fredinburg died when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mt. Everest in Nepal on Saturday, Yahoo.com reported. Fredinburg headed the company’s Product Management Team or Google[x], as well as leader for Google Adventure Team.

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Grabbers of Jinja hospital land frustrating development

Members of Parliament are still perplexed by the decision by the Jinja district land board to transfer a part of Jinja hospital to private individuals. The vice chairperson of the Parliament Public Accounts Committee Paul Mwiru described the move as foolery on the part of the land committee to the …

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When the engine stopped in the middle of the lake

It is December 18, 2014, and we are off to Mukono district for a five-day work schedule. The National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) frequently reaches out to communities and as a science journalist, I am always excited to join them, especially to understand how effective they are in linking …

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Opportunities arise as CAA adopts new masterplan

The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has adopted a new 20-year masterplan for Entebbe International Airport that envisages the development of numerous commercial and recreational facilities at the airport to make life more enjoyable for the travelling public. Ignie Igunduura, the Manager Public Affairs, takes The Sunrise’s Henry Lutaaya through …

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