FUSO to supply Large Fleet of Construction Vehicles for Ugandan Infrastructure Projects
Kawasaki, Japan - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) will supply 502 units of its FUSO vehicles to its Japanese business partners for Ugandan infrastructure projects by the Uganda Ministry of Works and Transport.
Uganda is among the fastest-growing countries in Africa, with a GDP growth rate of five percent. The agricultural country is seeing the continuous development of infrastructure, especially roads, already extending around 130,000 kilometers across the country. This time the Ugandan government will improve roadways covering 112 districts nationwide with the aim of increasing the efficiency of transporting agricultural products. These roadways are especially essential for the east African nation to transport agricultural products whose sector contributed about 30% to the GDP. FUSO will supply its construction vehicles for the project, meeting the requirements for local infrastructure use.
A trade deal including the vehicles was agreed between Sumitomo Corporation and the Uganda Ministry of Works and Transport in September, 2015. FUSO will deliver its chassis to Kyokuto Kaihatsu Kogyo Co., Ltd. and six other body building companies. They will complete FUSO’s light-duty Canter for usage for mobile workshops, medium-duty Fighter with tippers, asphalt distributors, water tankers and cargo cranes, and heavy-duty Super Great with loaders and trailers.
The construction vehicles will be serviced by FUSO’s authorized distributor, Spear Motors Ltd., which has been in relationship with FUSO since 2013.
FUSO will continue to enhance its business activities to contribute to the development of fast-growing countries through supplying vehicles for infrastructure projects.