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Minister of roads and Bridges wants Juba-Rumbek and Juba-Bor road projects upgraded

Nov 11, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Meeting president Salva Kiir in his office today, the Minister of Road and Bridges Hon. Simon Mijok Mijak briefed the president on the progress of the construction projects of the roads across the Country and wants the major projects upgraded.

President Salva Kiir meets Minister of Road and Bridges Hon. Simon Mijok Mijak in his office on Wednesday, November 11, 2020(Photo credit: Courtesy image/Nyamilepedia)
President Salva Kiir meets Minister of Road and Bridges Hon. Simon Mijok Mijak in his office on Wednesday, November 11, 2020(Photo credit: Courtesy image/Nyamilepedia)

Briefing the media after meeting president Kiir, Hon. Simon Mijok Mijak said he has advised the president on the progress of upgrading the construction project of Juba- Rumbek highway that was put on hold for review after it was washed away by a heavy downpour.

Hon. Mijak further said the technical teams are reviewing the contract design and quality of the road project and they are soon finalizing their work.

On Juba-Bor highway Project, Mijak said the construction is progressing very well.

 “Hon. Mijak said the construction project of Juba-Bor highway is progressing well and he informed H.E. President Salva Kiir on the new strategy to upgrade the Juba–Bor road project.” Said the spokesperson in the office of president Salva Kiir.

The Minister of Roads reiterated that the Japanese team constructing Freedom Bridge informed the Ministry that they will be coming back to resume their work that was put on hold due to Coronavirus.

Mijak also highlighted to H.E. Salva Kiir the programs of the Ministry of Roads and Bridges and preparations that are underway to launch the new Jur River bridge being constructed by the Chinese company.

In conclusion, Hon. Simon Mijok Mijak said, the government is working hard in the maintainance of feeder roads in all the States and Administrative areas to ease the movement of people and goods.

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