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Regional plan to make South Sudan the ’hub’ of sea ports shipments in Africa


December 11, 2011 (MOMBASA) – Plans are underway and some already at the implementation stage to make South Sudan the ‘hub’ of sea ports shipments for East, West and North Africa.

These include projects to build highways and railways passing through South Sudan and connecting Indian Ocean from Kenya with the Atlantic Ocean in West Africa and Red Sea and transit goods coming from either direction.

The issue was discussed with the Kenya ministry of Transport and Kenya Ports Authority in Mombasa on Saturday during the retreat of South Sudanese ministers under the chairmanship of the Vice President of South Sudan, Riek Machar.

Kenya has already started to implement their part of the joint regional project by building both the highway and railway to the border with South Sudan and that would also branch to connect with Ethiopia.

The Vice President, Riek Machar, revealed that the joint plan was not a new Kenya idea but was initiated since 2003 during the CPA negotiations and he personally had to write an article about it.

He said the process was only delayed because South Sudan was busy for the last six years working on implementation of self-determination’s referendum to independence.

The Kenya ministry of Transport confirmed the initiative saying that once the regional project of highway and railway through South Sudan is implemented, it will reduce the period wasted in ocean for movement of goods across Africa by over two weeks.

Currently ships had to move from Indian Ocean in east Africa and sail around southern Africa in order to reach goods to the other side of Africa in the west.

The ships could now offload goods at Kenya ports and ferry them by the railways and highways to countries in the region.

South Sudan, which is geographically placed at the center of Africa, would be required to establish centers with the necessary facilities for transit goods passing through the country to the other nations in the region.

Also Kenya is planning to build oil pipelines connecting to South Sudan and refineries as it would buy crude oil from South Sudan, according to the Kenya ministry of Transport, besides the internal plans by South Sudan to export its oil to the regional and international market.

Machar further explained that South Sudan would also improve on its connections with north Sudan.

South Sudan as a landlocked country also plans to build one of the biggest international airports at a place called Tali near the proposed new capital, Ramciel, with a free trade zone around it.

He said the airport can have the capacity to land the biggest cargo planes in the world and fly in heavy cargoes into the region which other international airports in east Africa currently do not have the capacity to handle, according to the VP’s Press Secretary James Gatdet Dak.


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  • 12 December 2011 07:37, by Mi diit

    Thanks for the good developmental plans to make South Sudan a great economy in the region.

    • 12 December 2011 07:48, by omoni jr.

      The mouth is speaking very well,but the hands are Not implementing what the mouth said yesterday...

    • 12 December 2011 07:56, by akid malual

      these is a wonderful news and great infrustucture we citizen need to see in south sudan. but treat your selves before you attempte of bring a drug or medicin. the intention and multi atrocity which was a happy day and night in south need to be address and it by own mean.

  • 12 December 2011 08:07, by mohammed ali

    Sounds woderful, hope to happen everywhere in Africa. But this talk is just like " marijuana" ! First comes first there so many urgent issue to be resolved before dreaming, though it is not bad to have nice dreams, hope they come true!

    • 12 December 2011 08:31, by Sam.Eto

      South Sudan as a landlocked country also plans to build one of the biggest international airports at a place called Tali near the proposed new capital, Ramciel, with a free trade zone around it.



      • 12 December 2011 09:07, by Mi diit

        Mohammed Ali and Sam.Eto are expressing jealousy about the emerging strong economy in South Sudan. Don’t be jealous guys, the north will also benefit from the projects in many ways.

        • 12 December 2011 09:36, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          It’s a good initiative form South Sudan and their Riek Machar but it is so bad because it was written by Jamse Gatat Dak.

          Jamse Gatat dak the secrtary for vice president Riek machar is a tribal nuer man. and anythings he write can be treat as a promotion but not a reality.
          And if that happened as he wrote it? than the south is doing good because i have not hear it.

          • 12 December 2011 10:09, by J P Puok

            you are not better than Mohamed Ali and Sam eto in this website. talk sense when people are serious Dinka. take manners !!!!!!!!

            • 12 December 2011 10:30, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

              Yah Puok are you defending jamse Gata dak or what? go to hell with your stupidity
              just leave me alone i am not in mood with nuer nyagateen so shut the fuck off you son of bitch. don’t fucken compare me with fake arab okey. i lost lots of relative and friends form sueless nuer nyagateen and fake arab of sudan. so fuck off dog.

              • 12 December 2011 10:57, by J P Puok

                so you should be taken to orphanage or what can we do for you my dear! I can psychologised that from the onset but please your relatives were not killed here come out the internet take their revenge so they may praise you in heaven or in hell whereever their suol may be! Don’t keepon spearing the shadow of an elephant instead ! from understood you orphan. friends no more arguement with him he ill

                • 12 December 2011 12:11, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                  Even though you seem to know how to write. illiteratcy will never let you free. where did i mention my famliy has been killed by muderer illiterate nuer nyagateen here? when did nuer reach UK and great Awan Chan to killed them?
                  The majority of nuer people in Sudan were not provided with any kind of schooling and were completely illiterate, very badly ruke, and treated almost as slaves.

          • 12 December 2011 10:36, by Diu J.Kuek

            Dinka Dominated SPLA/M What can be good for you brother? this project is not Dr Riek Machar Teny project is for the benefit of present and coming generations of South Sudan please know the content and the mean of article in order to go to the conclusion. so it become visible that you are the enemy of South Sudan State because any comment quoted by you is inciting tribal hatred we are watching you.

            • 12 December 2011 12:18, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

              Thank you for your asking but what can be done to me is that i need you to join hand with me and said that riek machar can never acheive anythings in his living live as simple as that. riek machar is nyagat and there is nowere should the person who killed poeple can be allowed to rule the same pwople, for what?
              Do you belived that riek machar can be respected? shame on you nuer boy.

              • 12 December 2011 12:33, by J P Puok

                Ruling you or not is non of business, the act of sobotage to the SS interest is what annoyed me most in your writtings.
                critised him, that is normal. if he is concern with your critism he is there to respond what mind me. Karbino lashed the corps of Late Samuel Gai Tut 50 times and no Nuer sound minded can do grudge for that bcse gone are the days of anarchy Gajaak killed in millions by SPLA u r

              • 12 December 2011 20:01, by Matiop Panchol

                @ Dinka Dominated SPLA,
                You are an idiot!

            • 12 December 2011 16:09, by $ 10,000,000

              dinka-dominated spla/m,
              You are a liar man and you are not even in the UK. You are just a frustrated orphaned red army. You just like wasting your time only talking about tribalism. If you are not illiterate why are tribalist. You contradict yourself too much. I guess you are in grade 7 man. Stupid!

          • 12 December 2011 21:06, by Nyachebe

            SPLA-Dinka Dominated;

            Any time you comment something justified your serious mental retard and lack of ability to comprehend ideas and responsibilities a good citizen ought to suggest.

            If it’s true that Dr. Riek killed your concerned people, then Dr. Garang had done so to the other side of cone, and please balances that simple logic. This for a future thinking citizen has been put to rest as

            • 12 December 2011 21:18, by Nyachebe

              were fruits of liberation struggle. Once, Dr. Garang said; “Liberation eats its people”, and do concur with that. If a man beats you in wrestling field, you may try him with stick/club fight, and that was exactly the meaning of self-determination, which result your independency, and free at last.

              Also, you fall blind to know the writer of the article. It’s not James Gatdet Dak, but James as th

              • 12 December 2011 21:20, by Nyachebe

                but James as the press secretary of the vice-president was interviewed by the outsider journalist whom happened to report what the Kenya-retreat development was all about. That is why it said in that article, “According to James Gatdet”. Word, “According”, you may need to look it up in the dictionary, and you will understand that it’s not James wrote the article. Yes it’s a big waste of time for m

                • 12 December 2011 21:23, by Nyachebe

                  Yes it’s a big waste of time for me and I know you are not gonna heed with it, respect those building, concerning and working day and night to bring the new country to the worldly stage through various promotions like Kenya-Retreat and other doors.

                  • 12 December 2011 21:26, by Nyachebe

                    Yes, one of your best humans might have lost during those years and days, but to everyone else. But the question begging is should I hold the grudges in heart till hell, so good lucks in the hell then to get recuperation!

                    South Sudan Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      • 12 December 2011 10:39, by Lang


      • 12 December 2011 18:25, by Mapuor

        HAA,bellies are protruding day by day in Juba & you want to say that South Sudanese are hungery.Shut up,go to Juba & see how fat people are,we are not hungry man.

    • 12 December 2011 09:42, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

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        • 12 December 2011 12:25, by J P Puok

          Although trying to reason with you will be view as a waste of time so let it be. Whether you go for it not, Nuer like any other ethnicity in SS will remain to be and play their natural role in this nation, if you are unhappy with that please peacefully take a poison and committ sucide and mixed with the livingdead in the underworld of devils. Dog will keeps barking and camel continue going DINKA

  • 12 December 2011 09:40, by J P Puok

    Mohamed and Sam Bachiiir was trapped in Doha from the overpage you choosed not to comment, when it come to S. Sudan development ambition you dip in your dirty snuffed ridden nose into our home plan?
    please mind your A’s and we shall mine our Q’s am I clear?

    • 12 December 2011 10:08, by SeekingTruth

      HAHAH.. PUOK,

  • 12 December 2011 10:40, by Lang

    Will there ever be a day where stupid tribalist will just comment on an article without mentioning some tribe. Idiots.

  • 12 December 2011 13:19, by atak autiak

    Dinka dominated spla/m i think there is one samula out of ur head!

  • 12 December 2011 16:17, by $ 10,000,000

    dinka dominated spla/a is stupid and idiot. He can never a leader all his life because he is a tribalist. Even his relative or associates I cannot vote for them at all

  • 13 December 2011 07:51, by Gatkuoth

    RSS thank for the plans. We need your action. Yes, the plan of constructing a railway that connect SS and Kenya was initiated since 2003 and yet untill now is still a plan, when are you implementing it? It is borring to talk of it every time.
    otherwise wish you all the best!!

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