Egypt launches development projects in South Sudan

South Sudanese and Egyptian officials at a news conference announcing the deal in the capital, Juba, Photo: SSNA/File

Juba, December 16, 2021 (SSNA) – The government of Egypt has begun carrying out major projects in South Sudan, a senior government official with the ministry of foreign affairs who demanded his name remains anonymous because he was not authorized to talk to the media told the South Sudan News Agency on Thursday.

The revealed to the SSNA that the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC), a state-owned electric company, signed a deal with the South Sudanese government to build a five-star hotel in Juba, an international conference hall, rehabilitate power stations in Rumbek and Yambio cities, and to purge weed in Bahr al-Ghazal River.

“They have already begun removing weed in Bahr al-Ghazal River,” the official disclosed, adding, “Egypt is doing some good things but most in secret.”

The SSNA has independently confirmed the official’s accounts after foreign affairs minister Mayiik Ayil Deng told our reports that Juba and Cairo have “strong ties” and that the two nations are working for more “coordination and cooperation” in many areas.

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