World Bank To Fund South Sudan-Kenya Highway

Road construction works in Torit. [Gurtong | Peter Lokale Nakimangole]

The minister assured that the construction will commence within 90 days and US$ 75 Million has been released to enable the construction.

He said the whole project will cost US$ 360 Million and could be completed in three to four years.

The minister appreciates the World Bank for great commitment to funding government’s plan to connect the country to get linked to Kenya saying this will enhance trade and industry between the two countries.

Nadapal, the main border linking South Sudan to Kenya is where the construction of road will commences.

Kenya and South Sudan are in talks to construct a US$ 1 billion road linking Eldoret to Juba to enhance trade between the two countries.

Kenya’s Roads’ minister Franklin Bett said plans are underway to start the project, once the design is complete and financing is secured from development partners.

The 920 kilometre Eldoret-Juba road is critical to enhancing trade between the two countries. The two ministries said they have requested the World Bank to finance the project.

Detailed design consultancy has been concluded on the South Sudan side, but the same is to be completed on Kenyan side by April 2013.

The road would have a one-stop border post at Nadapal, axle load facilities and social amenities like boreholes and security outposts.

South Sudan minister for Roads and Bridges, Mr Gier Aluong, said the country’s citizens have put the government under pressure to upgrade the road network, which has immense social, economic and geopolitical importance.

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