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European Union provides $41M for rural feeder roads in South Sudan

By Tapeng Michael

The European Union has provided $41 million for the construction of feeder roads and resilience building activities.

The project will benefit communities in Northern and Western Bahr El Ghazal region as well as parts of Upper Nile State.

“The project of the feeder roads aims to strengthen the livelihoods of the rural communities to improve the security of the target vulnerable population in Northern and Western Bahr el Ghazal States. Our implementing partners include WFP, UNOPS and international organizations and global NGOs,” the European Union country representative in South Sudan Wim Vandenbroucke said at a press conference last Friday.

The funding will be provided to World Food Program.

According to the WFP Country Representative in South Sudan, Mattew Hollingworth, “this project which is jointly ordered through UNOPS and the World Food Program using resources of the European Union is going to make possible our ability to link communities, to create connectivity that can scroll livelihood, that can give people jobs, and provide economic opportunities to people across the country and bring community led development.”

UNOPS Head of Support Services Norah Tindimuzara said, it will be used for the construction of a $2million feeder road of 115km road and two priority bridges.

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