SOUTH SUDAN / BANGLADESHI ENGINEERS

03-Oct-2019 00:02:04
Approximately 260 members of the Bangladeshi engineering contingent received the UN Medal of Honour for their year-long service to the people of South Sudan during an event in front of an appreciative crowd at the UN base in Juba. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / BANGLADESHI ENGINEERS
TRT: 2:04
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH

DATELINE: 1 OCTOBER 2019, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
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1. Various shots, medal pinning
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Brigadier General Mohammad Jahangir Alam, Country Senior Officer:
“Bangladesh is strongly committed to the efforts of the UN for maintaining international peace. We are proud to say, we have been taking part in peacekeeping operations for the last 30 years.”
3. Various shots, Bangladeshi engineers at work
4. SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Head of UNMISS:
“As you know, the roads in South Sudan are in great need of repair, but when they are repaired, we have peace between communities, we have the ability to get humanitarian supplies to different places, and most of all we have trade and economic progress that occurs as a result of that. So I want to thank you for your efforts. This is one of the most valuable and tangible symbols of what we are able to do here in South Sudan.”
5. Various shots, drill
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar, Bangladeshi Contingent Force Commander:
“Yours is a small unit but the make you leave behind is huge. As soldiers and professionals, you are excellent ambassadors of your army and the great Bangladesh.”
7. Wide shot, photo session
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Approximately 260 members of the Bangladeshi engineering contingent received the UN Medal of Honour for their year-long service to the people of South Sudan during an event in front of an appreciative crowd at the UN base in Juba.

SOUNDBITE (English) Brigadier General Mohammad Jahangir Alam, Country Senior Officer:
“Bangladesh is strongly committed to the efforts of the UN for maintaining international peace. We are proud to say that we have been taking part in peacekeeping operations for the last 30 years.”

The engineers have carried out 160 projects to repair infrastructure, including navigating difficult terrain during the rainy season to rehabilitate main supply routes across the country. Their work has enabled local communities to travel safely, supported the delivery of humanitarian aid and encouraged economic growth.

SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Head of UNMISS:
“As you know, the roads in South Sudan are in great need of repair, but when they are repaired, we have peace between communities, we have the ability to get humanitarian supplies to different places, and most of all we have trade and economic progress that occurs as a result of that. So I want to thank you for your efforts. This is one of the most valuable and tangible symbols of what we are able to do here in South Sudan.”

Bangladesh has contributed to the work of the United Nations since 1988. Its forces have served in 54 missions in 40 different countries. It is the third largest contributor of uniformed personnel to UN peacekeeping missions. The 1,600 Bangladeshi peacekeepers currently serving in South Sudan were praised by their Force Commander for their commitment, spirit and sacrifice.

SOUNDBITE (English) Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar, Bangladeshi Contingent Force Commander:
“Yours is a small unit but the make you leave behind is huge. As soldiers and professionals, you are excellent ambassadors of your army and the great Bangladesh.”

While these peacekeepers are heading home to reunite with family and friends, their legacy of working for peace and development in South Sudan will remain.
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