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May 17, 2012 (BOR) - Jonglei State’s governor, Kuol Manyang Juuk, has ordered the construction of a drainage system to deal with flooding in the state capital, Bor.

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Kuol Manyang Manyang Juuk inspecting the drainage system will be dug based on where the water is flowing, May 17, 2012 (ST)

In a tour around the town, Manyang noted that heavy rainfall has lead to the destruction of roads and residential areas.

Manyang has asked the state minister of physical infrastructure to work day and night to create a drainage system leading to the river Nile.

The roads leading to Pakuau estate are now inaccessible due to the flooding.

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The Jonglei state governor, Kuol Manyang Juuk watching vehicles struggling to cross the flooded road in Bor, 17 May, 2012 (ST)

Concerned about the state of the Bor-Pakuau road and the displacement of people in Bor, Manyang told the excavation engineer to work through the night in order to achieve results expeditiously.

The state Minister of Physical Infrastructure said his ministry has started working to create the drainage systems, saying the water level along the main roads will go down soon.

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The car of the state minister of law enforcement , Duop Lam, moving in deep water on Bor town-Pakuau road in Bor, May 17, 2012 (ST)

A series of debates are going on in Bor on whether the drainage system should flow into the Nile. It is seen as a quick fix by some who fear that the Nile will burst its banks.

The state minister for agriculture and forestry, Mayen Atem told Sudan Tribune from the work-site that the water level of the Nile has been static or rising “since January this year and so, opening the drainage system into the river will cause more floods here.”

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Military vehicle on Bor road from the village, 17 May, 2012 (ST)

The state deputy governor, Hussein Maar called upon the people in Bor, during the Sudan People’s Liberation Army anniversary on Wednesday, to come dig drainage trenches in order to save lives.

(ST)

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  • 19 May 2012 08:06, by SEE ME

    Jonglei CANAL was supposed to make south sudan the richest African country in RICE.... but SPLA had destroyed all French related tools there.

    Are they looking for the future of SS?

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    • 19 May 2012 08:28, by DeltaBravo

      TO SEEME

      DON’T TELL US MAKER WIND STORY. WE ALL KNOW THE REASON BEHIND IT. THEY WERE TRYING TO DIG DEEP ALL THE WAY TO EGYPT, SO THAT THE WATER WILL GO DIRECTLY ALL THE WAY TO EGYPT. WE WERE NOT CONSIDERED BY FRENCH AS HUMAN BEING THERE AIMED WAS TO DESTROYED US. SPLA OYEE SOUTH SUDAN OYEE. LONG LIVE SOUTH SUDAN. ALUTA CONTINUA.

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      • 19 May 2012 09:04, by SEE ME

        You better talk the white French about the benefits of the project or cut your diplomatic relations with them if you feel they worked against you.

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        • 19 May 2012 13:57, by Loko El Pollo

          HIRE A COMPANY TO DIG AND BURY A NETWORKS OF METAL PIPES IN AND AROUND THE TOWN,THEN CONNECT IT TO THE BUYOU LEADING TO THE NILE NORTH OF NYINBOL ACHIEK.IT IS EXPENSIVE TO DO THAT BUT IT WILL PAY OFF IN THE LONG RUN.

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    • 19 May 2012 08:37, by zulu

      Indeed, we need to make macro or micro dams to save water for irrigation and also safe families from such floods. Anything about us being numskulls like the jongole project must stop. we need mud, tilapia and cat fishes which flourish in muddy waters. That is an economic advantage for the rural population/

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      • 19 May 2012 09:07, by athoreyemodobong

        Thanks to God, the government of Anti-MMurle coalition in Bor is seen for the first on ther business than trading false accusations against the Murle,I doubt if they will really do something worthy of recognition in their lifetime.

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      • 19 May 2012 09:17, by SEE ME

        Are you worried about how you call the canal?

        Then call it "Murle-Dinka"

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        • 19 May 2012 10:33, by Ruach

          See me.You have lost!Egypt with French Company to Drain away our Large Volumes of H2O to Egypt to boost their economy through our resources.I believe u are Arab agent

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          • 19 May 2012 17:50, by SEE ME

            But you gain more than them.

            YOU will be first African country in rice production.

            THe SWAMPY land which will not allow the design of pipeline for more than 10 years; will become possible.

            Consult the USA professional engineers about it.

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      • 21 May 2012 22:06, by panom lualbil

        Oh man ! Why do DINKAMURLEI’s WOMEN still wearing animals’ skins as clothes ? Does it not itches their bodies ?

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    • 19 May 2012 09:17, by Gabriel KK

      You are an idiot See Me, Jonglei Canal was one of the tools used by Khartoum regime to turn South Sudan into a desert and create a brighter future for Egyt and Sudan because they don’t have enough water for drinking and farming. this planning is now dead and burried completely.

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    • 19 May 2012 09:18, by Dinkawarrior

      We do appreciated the destruction of the so called Jonglei Canal? Because it was intended to destroy both Dinka and Nuer Lands! Their interest was to make whole Jonglei to be agricultural land without human on it except those killers. Thanks to the Mighty SPLA!!!

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  • 19 May 2012 20:54, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

    the creation of drainage system will not help the flooding situation in the town if culvets are not put to channel the flow of water into the river otherwise the town will be a fishing ground let’s wait and see if it will work

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    • 19 May 2012 22:55, by Loko El Pollo

      YOU ARE RIGHT MAJONGDULDIT,THANK FOR BEING SMART,THERE IS NO MONEY TO AFFORD ANYTHING SUBSTANTIAL ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNOR.PEOPLE ARE STARVING AND FLOOD IS CUTTING THEM OFF FROM ACESSING THE RESTAURANTS.

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