SUDAN WATCH: South Sudan: Pre-war development projects are revived

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

South Sudan: Pre-war development projects are revived

From Sudan Radio Service, 29 June 2009:
(Khartoum) – The President of the Government of southern Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit and the Federal state Minister for Industry, Paul Marial Dot Agok met last week in Khartoum to discuss ways of reviving projects that were interrupted by the war.

[Paul Marial Dot Agok]:“My meeting with the first Vice-President was related to the development projects which were stopped due to the last war. We want to re-launch six projects, which are vital to those people in that part of Sudan, in south Sudan. We want to restart these projects so that people can have jobs. Among the projects are the Nzara industrial and agricultural project, the Tonj sisal factory, the Malut sugar factory, the Mongala sugar factory, the Tali Project and at the brewery in Wau. These are six projects we would like to start up again.”

The original projects date from the sixties. They were set up to help develop rural areas in south Sudan, but were abandoned at the outbreak of the twenty-one year civil war.



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