China and South Sudan Sign Agreements on Two China-Aid Projects
On April 10, 2019, H.E. Hua Ning, the Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, and Hon. Baak V.A. Wol, Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on behalf of their respective Government, signed two agreements (Letters of Exchange) on the following two projects, which will be paid under the Chinese grant.
1.The Project of Jur River Bridge in Wau, South Sudan
In the agreement, the Chinese Government agrees to assist South Sudan to implement the Project of Jur River Bridge in Wau, South Sudan. The main content of the Project includes design and construction of a new bridge spanning the Jur River in Wau, South Sudan and its connection roads, totaling a length of 1.48 kilometers, about 600 meters north to the existing Jur River Bridge. The starting point of the Project will be connected with the existing road in Wau, while its end point will be jointed with the existing road to the east of the bridge.
2.The Project of Phase II of Expansion and Modernization of Juba Teaching Hospital, South Sudan
In the agreement, the Chinese Government agrees to conduct the feasibility study on the Project of Phase II of Expansion and Modernization of Juba Teaching Hospital, South Sudan. The South Sudanese Government shall be responsible for providing necessary basic data of the Project for the feasibility study and designate special department or institution to coordinate with the Chinese side for the study.
China attaches great importance to developing China-South Sudan relations and will work with South Sudan continuously to deepen bilateral cooperation in various fields. China firmly supports South Sudan's efforts in maintaining national peace, stability and promoting economic development.