SUDAN WATCH: World Bank Releases 125 Million USD for Development in Southern Sudan

Monday, March 08, 2010

World Bank Releases 125 Million USD for Development in Southern Sudan

The World Bank office in Juba has been assigned to manage grants from thirteen other donors in southern Sudan under the Multi-Donor Trust Fund signed in 2006 in Oslo, Norway.

World Bank Releases 125 Million USD for Development in Southern Sudan
Report from Sudan Radio Service - SRS, Thursday, 04 March 2010:
(Juba) – The World Bank and the GOSS Ministry of Finance signed a deal on Wednesday in Juba to provide 125 million USD for development in southern Sudan.

The World Bank's communication officer in Juba, Albino Okeny Olak, spoke to SRS on Thursday.

[Albino Okeny Olak]: “These projects were planned since 2009. You know there are processes. The government formulates the project documents, we evaluate the impact of the projects on the people, and then the donors have to agree. So when it is approved like that, then the ministry implementing the project will have a program of work. And the priorities of these projects are decided by the government of southern Sudan. And all the donors and the World Bank have to comply with the priorities of the government.”

Albino Okeny Olak added that 63 million USD will be allocated to the health services, while 40 million USD will be devoted to transport and agriculture.

Twenty million dollars will finance training of police and prison personnel while the remaining 1.7 million USD will be directed to life-skills training for adolescent girls in the region.

The World Bank office in Juba has been assigned to manage grants from thirteen other donors in southern Sudan under the Multi-Donor Trust Fund signed in 2006 in Oslo, Norway.

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