Ruparelia Group wins Shs38bn bid to construct UMEA project
Written by walusimbi ABDALLAH on February 17, 2021
Ruparelia Group through its construction company VCON has been awarded a contract to construct a project for Uganda Muslim Education Association (UMEA).
VCON emerged best bidder out of 14 other companies that expressed interest in undertaking the Shs38 billion project.
Vcon Construction (U) Ltd were joint bidders with Ambitious Construction Limited and they will undertake the construction of a residential and commercial complex on five acres of land donated by Prince Kassim Nakibinge in Kibuli.
The project will be funded by IsDB Bank, Saudi Arabia under Supervision of Dolsar Limited.
Rajiv Ruparelia the managing Director Ruparelia Group during the ground breaking ceremony thanked Prince Kassim Nakibinge and the management of Uganda Muslim Education Association (UMEA) for giving Ruparelia Group an opportunity to showcase its competence.
” We are extremely grateful for this opportunity to be able to illustrate our competence and capability to deliver a high quality and standard development as Ruparelia Group,” Mr Rajiv said.
“I also want to thank His Royal Highness Prince Kassim Nakibinge who has invited us for the ground breaking ceremony of this project and we have partnered to do it together with Ambitious Construction Ltd to be able to build two blocks of residential and commercial buildings for the Kibuli community”. Rajiv promised that the project will be completed in a period of one year.
“This is the first phase and we expect to have more phases. Its not only going to benefit the Kibuli community but Kampala as whole and Uganda at large,” he added.
While addressing the media at his home in Kibuli, Prince Nakibinge congratulated the Ruparelia Group for having emerged the winner of the biding process and said that he is sure they are going to produce the best quality work. Nakibinge added that once the project is complete, it will also change the skyline of Kampala city.
He further thanked the project financiers and all those behind the project.
As the biggest private property developer in Uganda, the Ruparelia Group has previously only undertaken their projects but with their expertise of large scale building projects, they are now branching out to construct for third parties.