Uganda orders 401 units of roads construction equipment from Komatsu worth US$157 million
Komatsu Ltd has recently received an order for 401 units of construction equipment, such as motor graders and wheel loaders for road construction and improvements in 112 regions of Uganda.
This is part of the export sales contract valued at US$ 157M (JPY17.8 Billion) for a total of about 600 units of construction and other equipment, and a total of about 500 vehicles reached by Sumitomo Corporation and the Ministry of Works and Transport of the Republic of Uganda. Komatsu will begin delivery in stages through Sumitomo after the contract becomes effective.
In addition to recent economic growth, Uganda is a rich agricultural country, with those engaging in farming accounting for about 80% of the total population. Therefore, currently the most important task for the government of Uganda is to construct and improve provincial roads, which will enable the distribution of agricultural products. The construction equipment ordered should significantly contribute to Uganda’s infrastructure development and economic growth.
Ten people selected by the government will be trained in machine operation and maintenance at the Komatsu training facility in Japan for two weeks before machine delivery. In addition, a trainer from Komatsu will come to Uganda for a month at the time of machine delivery.