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Roads for Peace: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Begins Rehabilitating 300 km Route Connecting Jonglei and Greater Pibor

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  When South Sudan gained independence from its northern neighbour Sudan the country s infrastructure needed much work Unfortunately repeated civil wars massively affected this young nation s ability to shore up basic services Government buildings power and water supplies as well as roads were destroyed The country s climate hasn t helped the process of rebuilding in the wake of a peace deal Heavy floods often leave roads impassable during the long rainy season freezing travel trade and efforts to build peace But international partners such as the United Nations Mission in South Sudan UNMISS have extended a helping hand as part of its mandate to protect civilians and build peace Recently engineers from South Korea serving with the UN Peacekeeping mission have begun repairing a nearly 308 kilometer stretch between Jonglei and the Greater Pibor Administrative Area The advantages of this mammoth project Providing access to services increasing trade between areas which brings down the cost of goods in the market creating jobs and contributing to economic growth Through roads people from different communities build trust with each other this deters conflict said Jonglei State Minister for Roads and Bridges Peace comes when people are connected he explained succinctly Colonel Jong Sil Park Commanding Officer of the South Korean engineers agrees We are mandated to protect civilians and building social integration is key to that The more people can convene connect and learn about one another the greater the chances of a durable peace he averred An added benefit according to Colonel Park is greater mobility for peacekeepers and humanitarian partners The estimated time frame for the road to be completed is three months The final route will connect Anyidi in Bor Jonglei with Gumuruk Pibor and Likwangulei counties in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area The project was inaugurated by Under Secretary General for Peace Operations Jean Pierre Lacroix and the UN Secretary General s Chef de Cabinet Courtney Rattray
Roads for Peace: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Begins Rehabilitating 300 km Route Connecting Jonglei and Greater Pibor

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South Sudan

When South Sudan gained independence from its northern neighbour, Sudan, the country’s infrastructure needed much work.

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Unfortunately, repeated civil wars massively affected this young nation’s ability to shore up basic services. 

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Government buildings, power and water supplies as well as roads were destroyed.

The country’s climate hasn’t helped the process of rebuilding in the wake of a peace deal.

Heavy floods often leave roads impassable during the long rainy season, freezing travel, trade, and efforts to build peace.

United Nations

But international partners such as the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have extended a helping hand as part of its mandate to protect civilians and build peace.

South Korea

Recently, engineers from South Korea serving with the UN Peacekeeping mission have begun repairing a nearly 308-kilometer stretch between Jonglei and the Greater Pibor Administrative Area.

The advantages of this mammoth project: Providing access to services, increasing trade between areas which brings down the cost of goods in the market, creating jobs and contributing to economic growth.

“Through roads, people from different communities build trust with each other; this deters conflict,” said Jonglei State Minister for Roads and Bridges 

“Peace comes when people are connected,” he explained succinctly.

Colonel Jong Sil Park

Colonel Jong Sil Park, Commanding Officer of the South Korean engineers agrees.

“We are mandated to protect civilians and building social integration is key to that.

The more people can convene, connect, and learn about one another, the greater the chances of a durable peace,” he averred.

Colonel Park

An added benefit, according to Colonel Park, is greater mobility for peacekeepers and humanitarian partners. 

Anyidi in Bor

The estimated time frame for the road to be completed is three months.

The final route will connect Anyidi in Bor, Jonglei, with Gumuruk, Pibor, and Likwangulei counties in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area.

Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations

The project was inaugurated by Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix and the UN Secretary-General’s Chef de Cabinet, Courtney Rattray.

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