Bol Mel, the brain behind major road network construction across South Sudan and recently appointed Presidential Envoy on Special Projects, has announced plans to expand the country’s road network even further in the coming years.
In an exclusive interview with South Sudan’s leading news outlet in Juba, Mel revealed his vision for the future of South Sudan’s infrastructure and transportation systems, stating that “the development of our road network is crucial to unlocking the economic potential of our country and connecting our people.”
Mel’s plans involve the construction of new highways and bridges in strategic locations across the country, as well as the rehabilitation and maintenance of existing roads to improve safety and accessibility for all South Sudanese citizens. The expansion of the road network is expected to create jobs, boost economic growth, and improve access to education, healthcare, and other essential services.
One of the major projects that Mel is currently overseeing is the Juba-Bor-Malakal highway, which is expected to be completed in the next few years. This ambitious project will connect three of the largest cities in South Sudan and greatly improve transportation and commerce between them.
Mel’s ambitious plans are supported by the South Sudanese government, which has pledged to invest heavily in infrastructure development as part of its ongoing efforts to rebuild the country after years of conflict and instability.
However, some critics have raised concerns about the potential environmental impact of the road network expansion, and have called for measures to ensure that the development is carried out in a sustainable and responsible manner.
In response, Mel has stated that the government is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of its construction activities, and will work closely with local communities and environmental organizations to ensure that all projects are carried out in accordance with the highest standards of environmental stewardship.
As South Sudan continues its journey towards stability and prosperity, the development of its road network is sure to play a critical role in unlocking the full potential of the country’s economy and society. And with Bol Mel at the helm of this transformative effort, the future of South Sudan’s infrastructure looks brighter than ever before.