Infrastructure projects placed Sudan "on a path of recovery"

2 September 2010

Transport and sanitation infrastructure projects implemented by the World Bank have gone some way to rebuilding the country.

According to the organisation, which provides technical and financial assistance to developing countries, there has been a great amount of work done in these sectors over recent years.

The bank explains the end of the civil war in 2005 "devastated the region and its infrastructure", meaning roads, schools, clinics and clean water were needed.

And the Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Southern Sudan of $524 million (£339.95 million) has enabled growth and improvement in these areas.

It states roads have been built and almost 250,000 people have been provided with safe drinking water, although there are still tasks to be done.

"To tackle these development challenges, all partners, including the bank, donors and the government of Southern Sudan, must maintain a coordinated effort," Joachim von Amsberg, vice-president for operational policies and country support states.

Categories: Water, Transport

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