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SOUTH SUDAN / ROADS

Japanese Contingent Engineer Company of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are helping build roads and bridges in areas with very little basic infrastructure in South Sudan. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / ROADS
TRT: 1.51
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / JAPANESE / ARABIC / NATS

DATELINE: 10 AUGUST 2012, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

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1. Wide shot, Japanese Engineering team working on Jebel road
2. Med shot, Japanese Peacekeepers guiding traffic
3. Med shot, Japanese guiding traffic
4. Med shot, Japanese peacekeeper looking at grader
5. Close up, Japanese peacekeeper working
6. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Sergeant Konioka Joint Coordination Office, JAPCON:
“I will do my best for the engineering work not only here in Juba but in many places in South Sudan.”
7. Med shot, Japanese peacekeepers working on road
8. Med shot, Japanese driving a roller
9. Tilt up, roller
10. Wide shot, caterpillar
11. Close up, caterpillar passing
12. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ojja Moses, BodaBoda (Motorbike) driver:
“Everyone is using this road including the Vice President, but we are really facing a lot of difficulties including accidents and a lot of diseases from the dust. I am very happy with UNMISS for helping us out with this difficulties, and I want to tell our government that let them tell all the Organizations to do like UNMISS is doing on this Road.”
13. Wide shot, cars on Jebel road
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Kenyi Francis, BodaBoda (Motorbike) driver:
“When it was not on the construction like this we face many problems, there are a lot of bumps a lot of pot holes, the recent one was carry out by water so we face of problems when ridding. At the moment when they have started like this we are bit okay the most thing we would like the UNMISS and the government is to tarmacs this Road.”
15. Pan right, caterpillar
16. Wide shot, Japanese engineering doing more road construction

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Japanese Contingent Engineer Company of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are helping build roads and bridges in areas with very little basic infrastructure in South Sudan.

As part of the ongoing collaboration between the United Nations and the Government of South Sudan the Japanese Engineers are repairing a 2.5 KM stretch of the Jebel road in Juba town a road with heavy traffic.
Sergeant Konioka from the Engineering unit said that he is happy to contribute his expertise to help the people of South Sudan.
SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Sergeant Konioka Joint Coordination Office, JAPCON:
“This rehabilitation is in order to repair a collection of roads between Tomping site and UN Headquarters; however it is very important to the local community and very beneficial for the people here.”

South Sudan, a country which stretches across almost 240,000 square miles, has just about 300 km of paved roads and most of the country is linked only by dirt tracks which are impassable during the rain season.

Ojja Moses, a BodaBoda (Motorbike) driver uses the Jebel road regularly and said that it is nice to see the UNMIS help the citizens clear the road because there was a lot of accident on the very busy road.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic)Ojja Moses, BodaBoda (Motorbike) driver:
“Everyone is using this road including the Vice President, but we are really facing a lot of difficulties including accidents and a lot of diseases from the dust. I am very happy with UNMISS for helping us out with this difficulties, and I want to tell our government that let them tell all the Organizations to do like UNMISS is doing on this Road.”
The scope of road construction involves repair and rehabilitation of Jebel road, cambering, grading, cutting and filling necessary places along the road. Heavy rains in the past days have seen the condition of road going from bad to worse.

SOUNDBITE (English) Kenyi Francis BodaBoda (Motorbike) driver:
“When it was not on the construction like this we face many problems, there are a lot of bumps a lot of pot holes, the recent one was carry out by water so we face of problems when ridding. At the moment when they have started like this we are bit okay the most thing we would like the UNMISS and the government is to tarmacs this Road.”
Japanese Contingent Engineer Company of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan are carrying out spot maintenance as necessary along with providing appropriate drainage channels to ensure smooth flow of natural rainwater to avoid future deterioration.

The road repair that started on 6 August 2012 will be completed in six weeks. The Japanese contingent arrived in South Sudan in February 2012.

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