SOUTH SUDAN / ROADS REPAIR

18-Nov-2020 00:03:52
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) began a major road rehabilitation project in the country, 3200 kilometres of roads will be repaired in the coming months. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / ROADS REPAIR
TRT: 3:52
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 17 NOVEMBER 2020, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN / FILE
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FILE – UNMISS - SOUTH SUDAN

1. Various shots, United Nations vehicles on patrol driving through bad road overgrown by thickets
2. Wide shot, vehicle stuck in the mad
3. Close up, wheel turning around in mud

17 NOVEMBER 2020, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

4. Wide shot, SRSG at Press Conference
5. SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMISS:
“For that reason, we now have our seven engineering contingents – about nearly 200 people in each – from Bangladesh, China, Korea, Thailand, Indian and Pakistan, who are beginning a major road rehabilitation project during the dry season like we have in previous years with WFP. And WFP will be working with us on this one as well.”

FILE – UNMISS - SOUTH SUDAN

6.Various shots, road repairs by engineers from UNMISS

17 NOVEMBER 2020, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

7. SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMISS:
“I believe this work makes a huge difference to peoples’ lives. It provides access to services, increases trade between areas which brings down the cost of goods in the market and it all contributes to economic growth which again creates jobs. Through roads, people from different communities can communicate with each other and, by communication, they can build trust and deter conflict.”

FILE – UNMISS - SOUTH SUDAN

8. Wide shot, school children walking along road being repaired
9. Wide shot, motorcyclists driving past road

17 NOVEMBER 2020, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

10. SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMISS:
“I can’t overestimate or overstate the importance of roads to South Sudan. When South Sudan gained its independence, it received a very poor legacy in terms of roads. By improving roads, we are able to improve economic development as we move forward.”

FILE – UNMISS - SOUTH SUDAN

11. Wide shot, patrol driving past road
12. Wide shot, patrol stuck on road
13. Wide shot, fallen vehicle
14. Various shots, Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) driving with difficultly on muddy road
15. Wide shot, Troops digging out APC
STORYLINE
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) began a major road rehabilitation project in the country, 3200 kilometres of roads will be repaired in the coming months.

When South Sudan won independence almost a decade ago, it inherited an infrastructure devastated by civil war. Government buildings, power and water supplies as well as roads were destroyed.

The country’s climate hasn’t helped the process of rebuilding in the wake of a peace deal. Heavy floods often leave roads impassable during the long rainy season, freezing travel, trade, and efforts to build peace.

SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMISS:
“For that reason, we now have our seven engineering contingents – about nearly 200 people in each – from Bangladesh, China, Korea, Thailand, Indian and Pakistan, who are beginning a major rehabilitation project during the dry season like we have in previous years with WFP. And WFP will be working with us on this one as well.”

UNMISS peacekeeping engineers will rebuild or repair 3200 kilometers of roads over the coming months, including a ring road linking Bor, Waat, Akobo and Pibor in the troubled Jonglei region of South Sudan where there is rising tension between different ethnic groups.

SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMISS:
“I believe this work makes a huge difference to peoples’ lives. It provides access to services, increases trade between areas which brings down the cost of goods in the market and it all contributes to economic growth which creates jobs. Through roads, people from different communities communicate with each other and, through communication, they can build trust and deter conflict.”

The engineers will also assist with plans to open the border between South Sudan and its northern neighbour Sudan by improving roads between Renk and Aweil and crossing points.

SOUNDBITE (English) David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMISS:
“I can’t overestimate or overstate the importance of roads to South Sudan. When South Sudan gained its independence, it received a very poor legacy in terms of roads. By improving roads, we are able to improve economic development as we move forward.”

The project has the full support of the Government which has expressed its appreciation for UNMISS’ efforts to support development, employment and the peace process through a better road network.
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