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This project is now in the second phase and is installing incinerators in an outside area of Khartoum.

I will update information and add pictures once the incineration have been tested and are operational.

I do add here some pictures of the current situation on hospital waste.

The waste is not stored nor put in any protected area; it is just thrown on the soil together with all other hospital waste (paper, food etc etc) including old medicine, syringes, blood containers, blood bags, HIV tests and anything else you can think off.

This PSI project will collect this waste, train staff how to handle it and incinerate organic and non organic waste in specially designed incinerators including air filters to prevent any pollution.

They will start with 40 hospitals and go to 80 and beyond. The purpose is to have ALL hospital waste disposed off in a responsible manner. It should no longer end up on dumpsites with household waste.

 Update November 2013:

The first incinerator has been installed. They will start collecting waste before end of the year.

Due to new Environmental regulations, the project will be moved to 35 km outside Khartoum. This has caused some delay and there fore incineration has not started as yet.




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June 2013:

The Joint Venture partners in Malawi are now ready with renovations and will had their hardware installed by a company from India and Italy. The extrusion line is 50 meters long !

They have started production and their sales are doing very well. The partners expect to finalize their Pilot PSI project end of this year. 6 months before time. in 2015 the company is still running succesfuly.

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Kampala MRI Centre will provide Magnetic Resonant Imaging services to clientele in Uganda. Equipped with 1.5T Achieva MRI equipment from Philips Medical Systems, the company is set to offer the best MRI imaging service in Uganda.
The company will also offer formal medical education on MRI Scan Imaging to students from the East African Region and other Sub-Saharan countries (operating, managing, maintenance and repair).

Kampala MRI Centre Limited is a joint venture company between MEDUPROF-S BV based in the Netherlands, Ernest Cook Ultrasound Research and Education Institute (ECUREI) and Kampala Imaging Centre (KIC). The three companies together have a wealth of experience and expertise in medical imaging education and provision of imaging services.

They have their Philips MRI scanner installed and are receiving patients!!

Check out their website.

2015: The center is now receiving clients and is running succesfuly.


Applicant is from The Netherlands

Local Partners is Sudanese/Dutch owned

2013 Warehouse finished, AFI started operations.

chrome plating, seal production and hose crimping.


PSI project is completed, AFI is operating very successfully, has a good turnover and a lot of business, especially in the production of seals.

Latest pictures:

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AFI Sudan expects the factory to be ready in January 2013.

Khartoum visit June 2013:







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Project title: ‘Source of the Nile Ltd’ – Semi-Intensive Tilapia Aquaculture in Earth Ponds

Partners/investors : Greenfields Uganda Ltd. and Lake Harvest Aquaculture Ltd. (Zimbabwe)

Project budget: 850.000 euros

Subsidy: 510.000 euros

Start Project: september 2005

Current Status March 2009: The project runs succesfully and new investors will come in to expand the fish farm to double or triple its size.

See also the link on the website of the EVD:


Source of The Nile (S.O.N) Fish Farm Ltd. 2007













S.O.N started digging its first ponds october 2006. S.O.N staff decided to dig manually.

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December 2006:




 Tilapia nests                                                                           Start Tilapia breeding programme



July 2007:

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January 2008:


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CNN came to Plastic Recycling Uganda Ltd. to make an item for CNN World Report

The Video will be posted soon.

There is also a recent BBC item the project : Turning Trash into Cash:



This project was submitted in August 2007.

Project Budget: 825.000 Euros

Subsidy: 495.000 Euros

This project was approved by the EVD for funding in December 2007.

However, the Dutch partner/investor and the EVD could not agree on certain terms during the contract negotiations and therefore the Dutch partner withdrew from the project.

Uganda is still in great need for good quality Aquafeed as is East Africa as a whole. All high quality fish feeds are being imported which makes it highly expensive, less profitable and difficult to start or expand fish farming activities.

Without local production in any country in East Africa, Aquaculture will not take off or develop to a business which could easily export large amounts of high quality Tilapia into the region or Europe.

All existing fish farmers in East Africa would profit enormously if a foreign company would invest in the set up of an Aquafeed production plant. Needed is not only an investor but mainly foreign expertise and knowledge.



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Aquafeed Uganda Limited



This project was submitted February 2009 and was approved in May 2009.

The partners have receive a contract/Beschikking from the EVD.

Project Budget 1,5 Million Euros

Subsidy (50%): 750.000 Euros.

The project partners have established their Joint Venture (October 2009).

LATEST NEWS: (2012)  unfortunately the Ugandan partners have decided to stop the project on 1/3rd of the way through. One of the reasons being another hospital in Uganda receiving the same equipment for free from a development organisation.


Detailed information (August 5th 2009)

The Project Partners have started with their first Result/Milestone.

Project number PSI09/UG/03
Location Kampala, Uganda
Sector Medical Sector
Applicant Dr Moopen’s Holding FZC, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Third partner International Hospital Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
Start project 01 July 2009
End project 01 July 2011
Total budget EUR 1,498,400 (50 percent PSI contribution)

Goal of the project
To establish a commercial cardiology clinic based on catheterisation lab technology for advanced diagnostics and treatment of heart diseases, having a maximum capacity of around 3,000 patients annually.

The medical sector in Uganda is developing. Next to public healthcare providers, there are several privately owned hospitals and clinics that provide the urgently needed healthcare. Most healthcare centres however, do not go beyond primary and secondary levels. General diagnoses can be executed, but specialized interventions and treatments often cannot be provided in Uganda.
Applicant Dr Moopen’s Holdings FZC from Dubai is the largest private healthcare provider in the United Arab Emirates operating more than sixty healthcare establishments (polyclinics, hospitals and pharmacies) in both UAE and India. They are all characterized by their cost effectiveness at project level, allowing the hospitals to provide low cost healthcare to the public. Dr Moopen’s Holding among others owns the MIMS centre in India, which is renowned for its institute for cardiac sciences.
Local partner International Hospital Kampala (IHK) is a very successful private hospital in Uganda. Established by Dr Ian Clarke, it has grown to become a modern 100 bed hospital offering services ranging from gynaecology and ear, nose & throat to surgery and cardiology.
At the moment, IHK can only offer basic cardiac diagnosis through echoes and stress ECGs. For interventions and treatments however, patients need to travel abroad to Kenya, South Africa or India, which comes at considerable costs. The partners therefore propose to establish Uganda’s first cardiology clinic for advanced diagnostics and intervention by investing in a catheterization lab and specialized training of all medical personnel involved.
The partners will establish a separate venture in a building adjacent to IHK. This project will not only be of help to many cardiac patients, it will also boost the image of the medical sector in Uganda by showing these kind of interventions can be done in Uganda.

  • Project inception;
  • Construction and installation;
  • Knowledge transfer and training of medical staff;
  • Pilot production and business development.

CSR aspects
For a healthcare provider, international professional standards are of the utmost importance. During the project a pre-audit for the Quality Assurance System (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) for provision of medical services will be done.
With regard to staff, IHK is well aware they need to offer their employees competitive salaries, challenging career opportunities and professional training and education programmes, in order to retain them.

Long term economic activity DMH and IHK will continue their joint effort to develop their business in Uganda and expand the capacity for advanced cardiology. Another possibility the partners think of, is to open a branch in Tanzania, or to develop similar plans for other medical fields of expertise like kidney dialyse and kidney transplantation.
Employment and working conditions The project will generate 44 new employment positions. A few of them are low qualified (three cleaners), most of them are medium / high qualified, or even at a specialist level (three people).
Two years after the project, this number is expected to grow to 100 employees, of which only four are low qualified.
The wages will be compliant with other private hospitals. Good working conditions are part of the Quality Control routine as these highly responsible tasks require well educated, well motivated and fit personnel.
Transfer of knowledge All knowledge regarding this advanced diagnosis and intervention clinic is new to Uganda. Not only will this project lift the level of cardiac knowledge present in Uganda, it will also make it more attractive for Ugandan specialists to choose a certain specialization and stay in Uganda, as this will be the first time cardiac specialists can actually work in a fully fledged cardiac clinic in Uganda. Brain drain is mostly caused by a lack of possibilities in a certain country. By introducing this tertiary level clinic, the partners will do their part in counteracting this brain drain in Uganda.
Chain effects The tertiary medical service will bring more patients to Kampala, leading to medical tourism and increasing services demand in Kampala. This will benefit all service providers that cater for the medical industry in the country.
Environment The impact on the environment will be neutral. As part of the Quality Assurance system, the hospital will maintain appropriate measures with regard to public health, hygiene, medical waste, solid waste, liquid waste, sewage, water usage and energy saving.
Position of women At least 60 percent of all employees will be female. This applies to the whole organisation, from nurse to specialist.

This project proposal was submitted in February 2009 and was approved in May 2009.

The partners have received a PSI contract/Beschikking.

The partnes have finalized the first Result: establishing a Joint Venture.

Project budget: 1,5 million Euros.

Subsidy (50%) 750.000 Euros.


Through the proposed project, a joint venture will be formed between veterinary medicine
producer Alfasan of the Netherlands and distributor Farm Support of Uganda. The new company will be the first in Uganda to produce high quality generic medicines meeting GMP-Pharma standards, thus providing livestock owners and veterinary service providers and distributors in Uganda
and neighbouring countries with locally produced medicines.

The new company responds to a growing market for high quality animal products, in which only relatively expensive imported medicines, some of substandard quality (at low prices), are
available to professional animal health service providers and farmers. Access to good quality veterinary medicine at affordable prices will therefore contribute to improve livestock health and productivity. The effectiveness of the medicines will be tested and monitored, both in the field and through Alfasan’s in-house quality control laboratory in the Netherlands. Appropriate support
will be provided to agents, distributors and agricultural advisors to constantly improve the service level to farmers.

Once all staff has been trained (a process that takes at least one year), and the manufacturing
plant is certified and fully operational,  the facility will be capable to produce up to
20% of Uganda’s demand for liquid and solid (powders) veterinary medicines.

Among the expected spin-offs are high level direct en indirect (resellers)
employment, the introduction of new technology, significant foreign exchange savings
through import substitution and exports, and potential follow-up investments in
other veterinary products, such as injectables and acaricides.

February 2011

Alfasan Uganda Ltd. has been established and building of the facility has commenced last month.

March 2016

The project was delayed but this month the building will be finalized and training staff can start.






























October 2012. After some delays due to the rainy season amongst others, construction has re-started.



Site view 20th March 2013. Note workers doing final touches to roof steel structure

This project was already underway when Envirotec BV asked me to take over the project management due to problems between the partners. The project was at a stand still at the time.

After mediation the project re-started and was finalized in 2008.

The company named Enviropet Tanzania Ltd. is still operational.


Installing the machines at Dar es Salaam:

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Training staff by Mr. Driessen                                                       Almost ready…..

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