South Sudan

Aweil-Aroyo road construction complete

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64 kilometers of road have been completed in Northern Bar-el-Ghazal State, between the capital city of Aweil and the town of Aroyo.

Africa Kongdai, a local company for roads, bridges and investment constructed the road. The company started construction of the road in February last year and reached Aroyo in December.

Addressing a public rally on Monday in Aroyo to celebrate the completion of the state's first tarmac highway, Deputy State Governor Madut Dut Yel described the completion of the road as a great achievement for the National Ministry of Roads and Bridges.

Radio Miraya's correspondent talked to some of the citizens of Aroyo about the completion of the road. "We feel happy because before roads reached our county, it was very difficult to transport sick people from Aroyo to Aweil. We lost so many ladies who died due to pregnancy at delivery," one resident said.

"The road is very important for the people of Aroyo because I see so many customers and other people from the outside coming there. We also see it as a development coming to Aroyo County," another resident added.

All in all, South Sudan is reported to have just a few hundred kilometers of paved road in the entire country.