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JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ 2nd Infrastructure Summit of Heads of State and Government

JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ 2nd Infrastructure Summit of Heads of State and Government

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JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ-2nd Infrastructure Summit of Heads of State and Government
JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ-2nd Infrastructure Summit of Heads of State and Government

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THE 2
ND
INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT
 
JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ
THE WHITESANDS BEACH RESORT & SPA,MOMBASA, KENYA28
TH
AUGUST, 2013.
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His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya,H.E.Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E.Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda as well as Hon. Dr.Barnaba Marial Benjamin, the Minister for Foreign Affairs andInternational Cooperation representing H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit,President of the Republic of South Sudan attended the 2
nd
InfrastructureSummit on 28
th
August, 2013, in Mombasa, Kenya.Eng. Deogratias Rurimunzu, Minister for Transport, Public Works andEquipment representing H.E. Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republicof Burundi was in attendance.The Summit was convened to review progress of implementation of thedecisions reached during the 1
st
Infrastructure Summit that was held inEntebbe on 24
th
– 25 June, 2013, to provide direction on the deepening of regional integration and to integrate the Republic of Burundi and theRepublic of South Sudan into the Summit.The Summit was also attended by Ministers and other senior governmentofficials from the five Member States.The talks were held in a friendly and warm brotherly atmosphere. TheHeads of State and Government welcomed the participation of theRepublic of South Sudan and the Republic of Burundi in the Summit.The Summit noted the progress reports on the implementation of thedecisions of the 1
st
Infrastructure Summit held in Entebbe on 24
th
-25
th
June, 2013 and directed as follows:
A.RAILWAY DEVELOPMENT
The construction of the Mombasa-Nairobi segment commences byNovember, 2013 and the completion of the entire Mombasa-Kampala-Kigali project by March 2018.
The Ministers responsible to put into place a monitoring andevaluation mechanism to ensure the project remains on course, withinbudgetary provisions and its timely completion,
The Malaba-Kampala-Kigali railway line with a spur to Muko to becompleted by March 2018
The Tororo-Gulu-Nimule line be upgraded to SGR line by March 2018,
To extend the railway line from Kigali to Bujumbura by March 2018,
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The Kenya Railway Training Institute and the Tororo Road/RailwayPolytechnic be developed into regional training centers for railwayconstruction, maintenance and operations
B.PETROLEUM PRODUCTS PIPELINE DEVELOPMENT
The Ministers responsible to report on progress on the construction of the Eldoret-Kampala pipeline and the feasibility study for the Kampala-Kigali segment during the 3
rd
Infrastructure Summit in October, 2013.
C.CRUDE OIL PIPELINE DEVELOPMENT
Necessary measures be taken to ensure that South Sudan- Lokichar-Hoima crude oil pipeline is integrated into the LAPSSET corridorproject by 31
st
December, 2013 depending on the finalization of thereview of the commercialization plan currently under discussion withoil companies by the government of Uganda
D.PROGRESS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF OIL REFINERYDEVELOPMENT
The partner States to confirm their participation in the developmentof the Uganda oil refinery by 15
th
October 2013,
Finalize the harmonization of the development of the refinery withthat of the planned petroleum products’ pipelines.
E.POWER GENERATION AND TRANSMISSION
Member States to make budgetary provisions for implementation of interconnectivity transmission and distribution lines,
The Ministers Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda responsible to ensure thatthe MOU on common interconnectivity project is signed before thenext Summit.
F.EAST AFRICA SINGLE TOURIST VISA AND THE USE OF ID ASTRAVEL DOCUMENT
The Ministers responsible to report on the progress of the decision onEAC Single Tourist Visa valid in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda at the 3
rd
Infrastructure Summit in October, 2013, in readiness forimplementation by 1
st
January, 2014.
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