Chinese Government provides $4 million grant to Uganda Industry Research Institute (UIRI) at Nakawa
Constant 2017 USD
Funding agency [Type]
Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Industry, mining, construction (Code: 320)
In 2001, the Chinese Government provided a $4,042048.73 grant to the Government of Uganda to support the Uganda Industry Research Institute (UIRI) at Nakawa. The proceeds of the grant were earmarked for (1) direct support to the UIRI-Nakawa, (2) the translocation of equipment for UIRI-Nakawa, and (3) a team of 9 Chinese technical experts to run, maintain and repair facilities established by the Chinese Government during the 1990s and help to train local technicians. This project was completed on December 31, 2002. The Chinese Government ultimately disbursed more grant funding ($4,520,525.67) than it originally committed.
Between 1992 and 1994, the Chinese Government constructed an office building, laboratories, and factories for trail production at UIRI. During the mid-1990s, it also built a ceramic research and production line, a fruit juice processing line, a bread production line, a milk treatment line, an ice cream and yogurt production line, a milk powder production line and a plastic cups production line at UIRI. The Chinese Government also set up laboratories, a boiler room, a refrigeration station and a diesel generating set between 1998-2000 at UIRI.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Uganda [Government Agency]; Uganda Industrial Research Institute [Government Agency]