Bombardier Inc. said Uganda Airlines signed a firm order for four new CRJ900 jets as the East African nation seeks to resuscitate its moribund carrier after two decades.

The country also signed a memorandum of understanding for two A330neo, Airbus SE said in a statement on its website, without providing cost details.

“Based on the list price for the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $190 million,” Montreal-based Bombardier said in a statement on its website.

The carrier established in 1976 was liquidated in 2001 under a mountain of debt. The state is reviving it with a view to improving transport connections and promoting tourism. The airline could face stiff competition from regional carriers including Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise, Kenya Airways Plc and RwandAir. Tanzania and Nigeria have also announced plans to re-establish national carriers.