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South Korean army to build roads in Jonglei’s capital Bor


July 18, 2013 (BOR) – A South Korean engineering unit helping keep peace in South Sudan’s Jonglei have started constructing roads in the state’s capital, Bor town.

A UN convoy, of almost 10 tippers and several excavators were seen on Thursday morning leaving for Central Equatoria state’s Terekeka county to bring materials for road construction in the town.

Jonglei governor Kuol Manyang said that Central Equatoria has granted the state 2,000 trips of red-coloured coarse, stony sand [murram] to be used in the construction of roads.

Kuol told media that the Korean army engineering contingency for the United Nations peacekeeping force in Bor would grade roads around the capital in order to improve existing road conditions.

“The government of Central Equatoria has already approved about 2,000 trucks load of murram from Magalla [and] the commissioner of Terkaka county has [for] two days commissioned to do the work,” said the Jonglei governor, who recently returned from Juba.

He said that transportation will take only three days, adding that the work will commence from the airstrip and continue on roads inside Bor town.

Road conditions remain one of the most challenging and pressing issues in Jonglei, due largely to the fact that the state has no quality soil for upgrading roads.

During the rainy season, only the Juba-Bor road is functional, with all other roads connecting the various counties with state headquarters inaccessible during this period.


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  • 20 July 2013 05:28, by Dinkawarrior

    They’re more welcome to South Sudan but not just as Ban-Kick-Mool needed to be. South Koreans’ Army have to think twice before doing anything. They’re aware of freedom as they were together with North Korea.

    • 20 July 2013 16:05, by Baring

      Dear South Sudanese
      It is really showing that our leaders are not interested of doing something congrate for the country. having said that, i was i Jongli in 2010. that time on my way to Bor i show a road contractor are placing Marum on the Highway every year they put Maruam without calculating the cost of fuel they are wasting instate of build a at once good road then wasting Gas.alway Help

    • 22 July 2013 10:02, by Agutmajak

      Thanks to Government of Central Equatoria and Government oF jonglei State and final to South Korean’Army to build roads in Capital Bor even feeder roads to join Counties in Jonglei State do it also.

  • 20 July 2013 05:28, by chol

    Good news federal government in Juba should do that long time ago.That’s main highway across the country.
    Chol Y

    • 20 July 2013 09:56, by Peacocktail

      Good news and is applaud to South Korean brigade,South has similarities and should support each other.
      Development had no color! South Korean Army is much appreciate by South Sudanese not only Jonglei citizens, please continued fostering development which is main factor for communal crisis. if the other UNMISS battalion could be doing it in other State, upgrading the existing infrastructures.

  • 20 July 2013 06:12, by Kelei

    good start governor Kuol, they say journey of thousands miles begin with one step.Hopefully Jonglei communities will come to there senses to abundant war a mong themselves, so the development can take place without peace there is no development.

  • 20 July 2013 06:12, by Marco Bul

    Thank South Koreans for their contribution.Murram roads are better than none but I thought all the state capitals should have tarmac roads:e.g. Torit,Bor,Malakal,Rumbek,Warrap,Awiel and Yambio.After z it will extend to county hqs gradually.

    • 20 July 2013 07:39, by seeker

      You people you like to appreciate nothing.This type of red redish muram road is darty and it suppose to be years back not now.Do not well poor services of Koul Manyang government. What is wrong with tarmacking? If it is because of money they have got money to build their hotels.Let us not appreciate urine.

      • 20 July 2013 10:09, by Peacocktail

        if somebody offers to you a ribs then you shouldn’t insist f having whole goat. appreciate the South Korean Brigade for up holding development principles and steward it. development phase started with soil, Murram then Tarmacking for your information Government have deprive the Jonglei people on road development. Many roads companies were not restricted to excavate the murram in CES.

        • 20 July 2013 11:16, by seeker

          Peacecocktail.Do you know Garang institute of science and technology was started as a whole goat but now it is less than quarter.Am not against Korean but am asking the government since it is the major challange.

          • 20 July 2013 22:13, by panom lualbil

            what do you mean "goat" dooh?

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