Ethiopia, South Sudan Look to Materialize Road Infrastructure Agreements

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South Sudan and Ethiopia are looking at boosting interconnectivity and economic ties through the construction of road infrastructure to link the two east African countries.

To this effect, Ethiopia’s Ambassador to South Sudan, H.E. Nebil Mahdi, met with South Sudan’s Minister of Roads and Bridges, H.E. Simon Mijok Mijak, to discuss the implementation of previously made agreements on road infrastructure.

During discussions, Ambassador Mahdi reiterated Ethiopia’s commitment to realizing the road construction plans, considering transportation corridors such as this a vital tool for improving trade and establishing strong socio-economic ties between Ethiopia and South Sudan.

To connect the two countries, five routes were selected based on the opportunities they present. Priority has been given to the Gambella-Pagak-Faluji route with construction set to commence in the near future.

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Charné Hundermark

Charné Hundermark

Charné Hundermark is the Deputy Editor at Energy Capital & Power. She holds a Higher Certification in Professional Photography and an Honours degree in Media Theory and Practice. She is also currently completing her Masters in Media Studies.

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