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Infrastructure forum set for late October

Brainchild Burson Cohn and Wolfe (BCW), a public relations and events agency, will on October 31, 2019 hold the fourth edition of its Innovation Series, targeting the infrastructure industry.

The event will be held under the theme, ‘Fast-tracking Infrastructure Project Completion Through Innovation.’

Walter Wafula, the Business Unit head at Brainchild BCW, in a company statement, said; “This edition of Innovation Series will convene key and influential players in Uganda’s infrastructure sector, to deliberate on innovation techniques and trends in project planning, and development to foster faster delivery of roads, internet and power to the last mile.”

Wafula explained that the background to the next edition was the recurrent delays in infrastructure project completion that cost both the government and the citizens more than Shs 2.8 trillion ($800m) in national income and productive work time, per annum, according to a World Bank study.

“Apart from Isimba Hydropower dam, we have seen various road and power infrastructure projects whose completion has stalled not only because of land compensation issues but also the fact that many contractors are not leveraging the power of innovation to fast-track the delivery of these projects.

“The Innovation Series provides a perfect platform to showcase and discuss new and cost-effective ways of delivering infrastructure in Uganda,” Wafula explained.

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