Gov’t to construct Kapoeta – Ethiopia road

Gov’t to construct Kapoeta – Ethiopia road
South Sudanese government officials from the Ministry of Roads and Bridges and Moroccan representatives from SOMAGEC group in Juba (photo credit: Alex Bullen/The City Review)

The government is in serious discussions with the Moroccan contractor, SOMAGEC, to start a mega road construction project that will connect Kapoeta-Boma to Ethiopia’s border.

  “We are in a discussion with Moroccan investors SOMAGEC on possibilities of taking one of the road projects in the country, specifically, a major road project that will connect South Sudan with Ethiopia,” the Undersecretary of Ministry of Roads and Bridges Peter Kuot Jel the revealed.

He said the government is looking for investors who will raise funds to build the road from Kapoeta, Boma, and Rar section that connects with the Ethiopian border point.

“We are supposed to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with the group today but there are some of the things that need to be understood by both government and the investors,” Mr. Jel stated.

He said SOMAGEC is a Moroccan company with good experience in the investment field which has carried on major projects in many countries including Djibouti.

“They are the ones building ports and all the things dealing with constructions of roads, airports, and other major investments.”

However, Mr. Jel said if all goes well,  they will sign the MoU soon to give time for the investors to assess the road.

SOMAGEC is a Casablanca (Morocco) -based Civil Engineer Company.