Road renovation kicks off in Mundri West County

By Bullen Bala Alexander

Mundri, Maridi-Yambio road renovation kicks off in Mundri West County, Western Equatoria State.

Speaking to Juba Monitor from Mundri West County, UNMISS Eng. Maj. MD. Shahnewaz Sunny for BANCEC20 said Mundri, Maridi-Yambio road is in bad condition which causes delays and has become a disturbing traffic hurdle in the area.

“As UNMISS, it is part of social our responsibility to the community, we need to focus on road maintenance which will bring widespread benefits to our community that normally suffers when moving along those roads,” Eng. Sunny said.

“Not only preserving current assets, but also lowering future costs for citizens, road users, taxpayers and road owners. This would prevent these assets from depreciating in value, provided that timely investment is carried out in time,” he added.

The 260 kilometers road from Mundri to Yambio is expected to take four months to complete according to Bangladesh Engineer Construction Company (BANCE 20).

He said due to poor drainage system of the roads has contributed to the damages of roads in every rainy season.

He said that roads make a crucial contribution to economic development and growth and bring important social benefits, adding that roads are of vital importance to make a nation grow and develop.

“Roads make a crucial contribution to economic development and growth and bring important social benefits. They are of vital importance in order to make a nation grow and develop, providing access to employment, social, health and education services, makes a road network crucial in fighting against poverty. Roads open up more areas and stimulate economic and social development. For those reasons, road infrastructure is the most important of all public assets,” he stated.

He said UNMISS is committed to make sure that roads are in good condition and people trade with no much problems from the poor roads.

He said the deterioration spread across road system has resulted in soaring costs and a major financial impact on the economy and citizens.

“As UNMISS especially BANCEC 20 sector has the responsibility to keep roads in a good shape, so as to reduce the number of crashes,” He concluded.

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