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Mar 13, 2019

Hungary to implement “the largest foreign investment project in its history”, worth 5.1 billion HUF, in Uganda

Péter Szijjártó said the project, implemented in cooperation with the Ugandan government, will “help locals and refugees prosper in the country so that they do not need to migrate to Europe”

The foreign minister has announced that Hungary will implement “the largest foreign investment project in its history”, worth 5.1 billion HUF (16.2m EUR), in Uganda.

During an official visit to Kampala, Péter Szijjártó said the project, implemented in cooperation with the Ugandan government, will “help locals and refugees prosper in the country so that they do not need to migrate to Europe”.

Minister Szijjártó noted that Uganda has accommodated some 1.5 million refugees from neighboring countries, the largest number in Africa. He added that Uganda is crucial for stability and peace in East Africa.

As part of the project, Hungary will deploy a water purification system to serve the largest refugee camp in the country, accommodating some 200,000 people. Hungarian companies will also introduce a biometric personal identification system to register the refugees, and help with agricultural developments, Minister Szijjarto added.