“we have signed a contract with the government for the Renk-Malakal road project which will start from Renk to Malakal in Upper Nile State. This project has already been listed as the top priority of the roads and bridges ministry” he said.
“The company also signed a contract with the ministry of electricity, dams and water resources and irrigation about the construction work, Yambio water supply and sanitation”, Chun added.
The project will include the provision of a water supply to both Torit in Eastern Equatoria state and Aweil in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state. Mr Wang said that the project will benefit all the South Sudanese, lauding the cooperation in development affairs between the Juba and Beijing governments.
The latest visit follows an earlier meeting, when VP Wani Igga met with the CHMC President, Lu Wenjun, in Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. At that time, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries in terms of development.
That meeting was attended by Bureau Chief Jiang Jianhua, Section Chief Wang Zijuan from the International Liaison Department of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee, and other senior officials.
President Lu briefed the vice president in detail on CHMC’s progress on power transmission and transformation projects, as well as the abovementioned two water supply projects in Aweil and Torit.
Mr Lu hoped, together with South Sudan government, to push these projects into effect and so help improve the living conditions of the local people.
Vice President Igga expressed his appreciation for CHMC’s business practices in South Sudan and expressed his wish to propel these projects forward in South Sudan. The latest visit indicates that these plans remain in progress, despite recent insecurity.