Company To Transport Heavy Equipments' Via Road

China's Sino Hydro Power Corporation has embarked on transporting heavy equipments', to be used in the construction of the Katire Power Plant, by road.

By Peter Lokale Nakimangole

TORIT, 22 September (Gurtong) – The Company Coordinator, Ms. Florence Akello John, last week led a team of Engineers to the project to Katire project, told Gurtong that after several assessments with feasibility studies, it is wise for the company to use the Nimule-Magwi-Torit road instead of the earlier proposed Nimule-Nisitu-Lirya-Torit roads to the Katire Power Project site.

The machines, meant for the upcoming power plant construction at Katire with objective to supply electricity to Torit town in Eastern Equatoria State, are expected to disembark at South Sudan’s Nimule entry point all the way from China via Port Mombasa.

She added that the previously proposed Nimule-Nisitu-Lirya-Torit route has been rejected by the management due to presence of potholes and broken bridges.

Last week, more than 10 Engineers successfully concluded a development visit to Katire Hydro Power electricity project construction site with works set to commence soon by China's Sino Hydro Power Corporation.

The coordinator for the Chinese Sino Hydro Power Corporation, Ms. Akello led a team of 15 including 12 Engineers to the project to Katire project.

The State Physical Infrastructure Minister, Hassan Urbano Alex confirmed to Gurtong that the Chinese Sino Hydro Power Corporation proves committed to carry out the upcoming project construction and it is now preparing all possible ways including removing any hurdles that tend to obstruct the works.

In July 2013, the Acting Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Marial Awuo Yol and the Assistant General Manager for corporate banking in China’s Exim Bank, Madam Mo, signed loan agreement for the construction of Kineti Hydro-power project.

The $ 27 million dollar project has been signed with the government of South Sudan paying 15% and China giving 85% of the money.

Eastern Equatoria Governor, Louis Lobong Lojore welcomed the project saying that the project is one of his government top priorities.

He said that power will attract small business enterprises and also provide the locals with employment to reduce the insecurity in the state.
 

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