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Federal, South Sudan transports ministers discuss roads construction

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February 17, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — The Federal Ministry of Transport, Roads and Bridges agreed with the Ministry of Transport and Roads of southern Sudan government to expedite the implementation of development projects in the south in particular the completion of the Road of Peace, which links the southern states with the North.

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Philip Thon Leek (photo Borglobe)

Philip Thon Leek, the Minister of Transport, Roads and Bridges, said following his return from Juba that he had discussed with GoSS Minister of Transport and Roads, David Deng Athorbei, during his visit, how to implement joint projects between the two ministries.

The federal minister was accompanied by directors of departments in the Ministry of Transport and Roads.

Thon said he agreed with Athorbei to set up a coordination committee between the two ministries to enforce all projects in the war affected areas. Also they tackled the urgency of development and the completion of railway line Babanusa - Wau and Road of Peace project linking Renk - Malakal besides the revitalization of the river traffic.

The minister said that his visit was an opportunity to follow up what is happening in the road sector in the South as well as revitalization of cooperation and coordination between the two ministries in order to serve the national interests.

(ST)

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