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East African Crude Oil Pipeline moves closer to realisation

The Construction Approval means that EACOP can commence with ground work activities in Tanzania for the crude oil pipeline. (Image Source: EACOP)

The Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) has granted the Construction Approval to the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Ltd to construct the East African Crude Oil Pipeline which will run from Tanga, Tanzania, to Hoima, Uganda

Minister for Energy, Hon. January Makamba was present at the handover event, with regional commissioners from eight of the regions where the pipeline will pass through, members of the Parliamentary Energy Committee, members of EWURA Board and Management and officials from EACOP were also in attendance.

The construction license is required to enable EACOP to formally start on the ground construction activities in Tanzania as part of the development of the 1,443 km insulated and buried crude oil pipeline which will start from Kabaale, Hoima in Uganda to Chongoleani, Tanga in Tanzania.

EACOP Ltd general manager, Tanzania Branch, Wendy Brown, said, “This marks another step forward for EACOP as it allows the commencement of our construction activities in Tanzania upon completion of ongoing land access process. We are grateful to the government of Tanzania for the expedited delivery of the application as per commitment in the Host Government Agreement (HGA) and the continuous support for implementation of the EACOP project.”