The Indian Battalion deployed at UNMISS base in Upper Nile State has repaired a 5-km road from Kodok air-strip to outskirts of the Kodok town.

According to Senior government official, the road rehabilitation has put smiles on the faces of Kodok residents.

The road will connect people in Kodok with the neighbouring villages as it connects two important locations in the region viz, the Kodok air-strip and the river jetty on the banks of River Nile, apart from interlinking all villages in the region.

The road was unuseable during the mid year rainy season leading to breakage in continuous supply of food and other vital items to internally displaced families and communities in need.

“With the road rehabilited the risidents of Kodok will be to travel between the two locations safely as well as encouraging trade and the flow of relief from humanitarian agencies,” The local government official added.

Indian Company Commander, Lt Col Thongam Motilal said that the Indian contingent is working under the UN flagship to improve the living conditions of the locals of South Sudan.

“We always try our best to help the people while executing our tasks and it will be our endeavor and sincere effort to make their lives better,” he said. 

The assistance provided by Indian Battalion was highly appreciated by the Governor of Fashoda State as well as by all the local people.

A letter of appreciation from the Governor Office was also presented to the team of Indian Battalion to acknowledge their efforts.

A bulldozer at work in Kodok, Fashoda State. Residents remain optimistic after construction of the long-ignored road.
Indian Battalion at work in Kodok Town.