Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ugandan Refinery: American/Italian Consortium Wins Over Chinese Consortium

The Observer (Kampala, Uganda) published a story on 9 August 2017 titled "$4bn Oil Refinery Deal Takes New Twist as Chinese Protest" by Baker Batte Lule and Alon Mwesigwa.

An American/Italian consortium has apparently won the bid to build a $4 billion oil refinery in Uganda, beating out a consortium of Chinese companies. This is a rare occasion where Western companies have outbid Chinese companies for infrastructure projects in Africa. In a formal complaint to the government of Uganda, the Chinese consortium said the decision is unfair.

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