The project is as part of a three-year partnership between the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and South Sudan’s Ministry of Transport.
Totaling 114 km, the roads will connect the villages of Karich with Amok Piny and Aluakluak with Akuoc Cok, providing farmers with better access to markets in Rumbek East County in Lakes State.
The Ministry for Roads and Bridges is also involved, as are local authorities.
The construction is financed by the South Sudan Recovery Fund, and as Marvis Birungi reports, WFP has contracted the German development agency GIZ to build the roads, whose completion is slated for July 2012:
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