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Sudanese President inaugurates first aviation complex


July 5, 2009 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir officially inaugurated on Sunday Sudan’s first plant for producing airplanes in presented of several government officials.

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Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir at the plane factory inaugration in Khartoum July 5, 2009 (AFP)

The Safat Aviation Complex, which is located in Karari suburb, Khartoum state will carry out the assembling, manufacturing, development and maintenance of aircrafts.

In a speech delivered at the opening ceremony President Al-Bashir announced the start of the production of the first generation of aircraft to be made in Sudan, dubbed Safat 01. "Today we have entered a new field, manufacturing planes. This is the beginning," he said.

Jalal Youssef Al-Digair, the minister of industry stressed that the new aviation complex aims to meet the growing need for aircrafts in the country. He further said this plant would promote the aviation industry and techniques in Sudan as well as would enhance the capacity of researches institutions.

Khalid Al-Ahmed Al-Abdallah, the Safat complex executive director, said this plant would allow to realize the sudanization of the aviation industry, which is a strategic objective for the government. He also added it would reduce the cost of overseas maintenance of Sudanese airplanes.

The Safat plant will manufacture three small planes and helicopters , Safat 01, Safat 02 and Safat 03. Al-Bashir witnessed an exhibition of three prototypes of these planes.


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  • 6 July 2009 04:48, by Buk Dan Buk

    No matter whatever improvement you do, we will still prayer for you to go to hell. Those are no the things we want you to improve on. we need you to act like a human being and be a good president. There is no way Sudan can progress when people are dying every single day.
    ICC case will not die like that My president, they will get you no matter how long it will take, the will still come back for you.
    I wish you good luck.

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    • 6 July 2009 17:51, by peter marko

      To all elements and supporters of NIP or NCP, whatever you name it, since when do Al-bashier and the rest of his gangs care about the Sudan development? look! What they have done to the southerners, and easterners before.They have slaughter innocents in the name of so-called Al-jihad. Not just that, they still engaging in unspeakable atrocities against Darfurians, not to mention injustice that they have done to the native inhabitants of north, Nubians, in the name of building the water-dump.

      They should first create the jobs for the jobless which are about 70% of the total population so that they could improve their lives; bring the peace and harmony to darfurians;compensate the northerners for their losses due to the amid projects; then and only by then we could consider what they are doing as a real development projects not as calculated move to resume the war.

      Why they are heavily engaging in heavy military manufacture instead of infrastructure developments if their mentality is not locked in the notion of sum-zero game.

      To their destruction, they might come to believe in their fake superior military power, and then wage a unwinnable war that will bring chaos and destruction to the entire country.

      So please, you, elements of NIP regime, do not try deceive us and falsely claim that what your master doing is in sole interest of the country not in favor of your regime.

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  • 6 July 2009 04:51, by oshay

    Who would’ve thought that 20 years ago when people couldn’t buy sugar in Sudan and lined up for miles to get petrol for their cars that now we would be developing our own planes, the first ethanol factory in the middle east and Africa, the largest Hydro Dam in Africa and an economic growth rate of 10% and lastly but of course not least our own military industrial complex.

    Bravo President Bashir, you did what no other Sudanese President has ever done, you ended the war in the south and has been trying extensively to end the war in Darfur, I totally commend you for your achievement and you deserve to be our President.

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  • 6 July 2009 06:04, by Kur

    That is all nonsense. People are starving in many parts of Sudan and you’re telling us that you want to make aircraft. Who is going to fly them? The dead bodies of women and children in Darfur? No. we can’t be cheated anymore. We want you to answer to your crimes you have committed in Darfur.


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  • 6 July 2009 07:41, by Pothwei Apet Bangoshoth

    There is no any differnt between what Mr. Albashir doing with what is hapenning now in North Korea. These days, the North Korea’s president is launching a long and short range missile to terrorise his niehgboor countries as well as other countries in the world while his people are starving. Albashir is doing thesame thing. Sudanese people are in need for food, medicine, security and much more. Albashir should not think about assembling aircraft or what so ever unles he wants to terrorise Chad or other niehgbooring countries in Africa or he wants to prepare him self to go back to war with South Sudan or kill the rest of those poor darfurians. He will not stop on assembling the aircraft. You will hear somthing strange soon from him.

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    • 6 July 2009 10:42, by Wangugai

      Bashir is proving himself a killer/dictator and not a president. The idea of assembling aircraft tells or defines in full context the preparation he is doing against US,ICC and possibly the Govt of South Sudan(SPLA).

      For Your Information, don’t forget the 1998 Factory destruction, there is nothing hard for American Govt let alone ICC.

      You are not above the law Bashir. Remember there is time for everything, you did every thing you wished and it’s now time for you to justify. Nobody wants you to die but go, wash you hands before the court so that the whole world knows that you are innocent.

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    • 6 July 2009 12:11, by tayeb M. Alhassan

      Sudan now is making the peace maker, war planes not to terrorize neighbors unless they go on provocative actions as they used to do before.

      North Korea involved heavily in huge armament process because it has never forget the 1953 defeat by USA and allied forces to rip off South Korea after it has been retrieved and united both North part of the country under the name of KOREA.

      The difference between Sudan and North Korea is, Sudan is giving South the option to secede but North Korea still not recognized independence of South Korea with great determination to retrieve again.

      Make the peace, BOY, to enjoy peace forever.

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      • 6 July 2009 14:15, by Hillary B.M.L,M

        Any Development in Sudan,we don’t object but we don’t agree with Sudan Government in injustice. And mind if there is division then even this Aviation Plant will also be divided.
        Ataif M.Alhassan put this in to your mind.

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        • 6 July 2009 14:39, by tayeb M. Alhassan

          Dear Hillary B.M.L, M

          I accept what you say about development in Sudan, don’t agree about injustice been done, accept to have half of the Aviation Plant if there is any secede but also you have to take your share in the accumulated debits of the old Sudan

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      • 7 July 2009 13:46, by Abyei

        Dear Ataib,
        Omer Elbashir is delivering on his promises by improving Sudanese foreign policy, but don’t forget that and the whole world eyes on you whatever tell the peoples about war planes ! will not be a forgiven you for such actions you committe in Western of Darfur Region . I sincerely hope that both NCP and the SPLM/A and JEM do all they can to work with each other, strengthen their bonds and work towards creating a more peaceful world for us all.

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  • 6 July 2009 11:39, by Maruk

    it is there for all sudanese to hear and see i am talking to the pple in the south. this is not what we want now, we need elections to be conducted peacefully, cencus controversy resolved and other provisions in the CPA respeced and fulfiled.

    to all ssouth sudanese, these planes will be used against you. you will be finished and that clearly tells our govt officials to be watchfull and do sth.

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    • 6 July 2009 14:59, by mr x

      hey guys let him do what every he want but we are still looking for how he do is things

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      • 6 July 2009 15:37, by Makol Dhal

        Airplans is not equaly Darfur you would have use those in solving the Darfur problem.

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      • 7 July 2009 03:23, by abel sabit

        Mr president the election is coming up soon you have to change and let’s put our hand together to win the outcome!!!

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  • 6 July 2009 17:55, by Garang Arok

    A notorious crime syndicate barking under the umbrella of a void and dummy criminalS’ showroom-au,regarding itself to be a binding body over African victimized citizens.

    You will still come down visitor.

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  • 6 July 2009 23:59, by Gat-nya-bilkuei

    Bitchit! you are a Bitch for real! you been sucking Garang dick for long time. now you tyna celebrate while innocent people are still dying in Darfur. what a fagot wit no kids!

    rest in hell

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    • 8 July 2009 14:21, by Epuol

      Leave our visitor Bashir, is not making inauguration is just crying because very soon is going to end with ICC if not he will go back to Middle east.

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      • 8 July 2009 14:38, by Epuol

        Bashir is always devote his aim spreading fear as mean of relizing his goal and I am sure very soon he will joint the majority.

        His inauguration is not really mean he has just announcing that is going to kill Darfurian with the same fly,


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