Sudan: Govt Earmarks U.S.$1Billion for Road Construction

Juba - South Sudanese government has earmarked $1bn for the construction of roads linking Juba to Bor in Jonglei state and Rumbek in Lakes state. Information minister Michael Makuei Lueth said a loan from China will cover the costs.

"A loan of $1 billion from Exim [bank] will cover the cost of Juba--Magala--Gamenza--Bor road and Juba--Teregeke--Yirol--Rumbek road," Leuth said Friday.

"It may not be enough but resources will continuously be mobilised to complete the two highways," he added following a council of ministers' meeting.

Currently, the 192 km Juba--Nimule highway, constructed with funding from the United States aid arm (USAID) at a cost of $220 million is the country's sole pave road.

Leuth said the construction of the 194km Juba--Bor and 618 km Juba--Rumbek will boast road networks in the country. He did not reveal when actual road construction would commence or which companies will implement the multi-million project.

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Posted on : 30 Nov,-0001

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