Home | News    Wednesday 23 October 2019

Sudan resumes river transport with South Sudan

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

A barge arrives at the river Nile port of Kosti on 21 Sept 2011 (Reuters photo)
October 22, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s River Nile port of Kosti in the White Nile State resumed on Tuesday the river transport operations between Sudan and South Sudan

After more than eight years of suspension, the While Nile State Governor Haider Ali al-Tarifi and Executive Director of the World Food Program (WFP), David Beazley, saw the departure of three barges carrying food supplies down the River Nile to South Sudan.

Beazley who is visiting Sudan was in Kosti to attend this “historic event” saw the “three WFP-contracted barges loading 4,500 tons of food procured locally in Sudan. They then sailed upriver to the South Sudanese towns of Renk, Malakal and Bor,” said the WFP.

The 4500 tons of food are enough to feed 370,000 people for one month.

The resumption of river transport confirms the depth and strength of brotherly relations between the two peoples and contributes to achieving food security, he said according to the Sudan News Agency.

The river transport of humanitarian goods between Sudan and South Sudan largely stopped when the border closed after South Sudan’s independence in 2011. At the time Sudan accused Juba of supporting the SPLM-N rebels.

Ali Ismail Ali, director of the Nile River Transport Company in Kosti confirmed the company’s readiness to transport all food and goods whether for relief or commercial purposes.

He pointed out that the company has a large potential consisting of seventeen barges and 70 cargo ships for goods and petroleum products to cover the needs of transport between the two countries.

He added that the resumption of river transport operations began two trips every three days with an estimated tonnage of 170 tons.

He expected that the Nile River Transport Company will transport 100 thousand tons of cargo and petroleum products and the transportation of passengers.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 23 October 21:01, by Pakuai

    And who ’grow that food in North Sudan to be transported from El Kosti to South Sudan to South Sudan?’ I would be told by our lowly informed South Sudanese fools that it is the ’US, the UN, their evil juus (so-calleed israelis) and their sleazy NGOs who grow that food??’ Fellows, there are some people who just can’t live with the evils some of these days, reasons, HATRED and RACISM.>>>>>

    repondre message

    • 23 October 21:06, by Pakuai

      Tell every piece of trash here in South Sudan to grow their own food, and they would not listen, but they just want to be living on the UN, NGOs and some of their creeps in between and fight their aimless war of ’Ngundeng Deng magician’ of who would be the best magician on earth. Fellows, watch this space>>>>

      repondre message

      • 23 October 21:12, by Pakuai

        I am one of the boys who again help bomb ’the US, our cloned arabs of North Sudan, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, English people, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), some Bantuses and some of their creeps here in our region, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. We cannot share ’our mighty Nile River’ with our cloned arabs of North Sudan, Bantuses, evil juus (so-called isralis), white Americans,>>>>

        repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


War crimes, post-traumatic stress disorder and reconciliation in South Sudan 2019-11-21 12:09:50 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi Recently I wrote several damning Facebook posts about others and republished my article titled “Collusion and Harmful Actions against South Sudan Peace Process” in which (...)

South Sudan: parliamentary or presidential system 2019-11-20 11:27:09 By Jacob K. Lupai This article on the parliamentary system in comparison with the presidential system with reference to South Sudan sets out to answer the question: is parliamentary or (...)

What federal system is suitable for South Sudan? 2019-11-12 11:06:55 By Dr Jacob K. Lupai* Introduction Federalism is seen as a constitutional arrangement for dividing power between different levels of government so that federated states, regions or provinces can (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.