Korean Additional Peace Keeping Batch To Join Rest Of Troops In S. Sudan

An addition peacekeeping batch from South Korea arrived Juba on Monday to join the rest of the UN Peacekeeping troops in South Sudan.

By James Deng Dimo

WAU, 06 March 2018 [Gurtong] –
According to a news website in Korea the army held a send-off ceremony on Monday in the capital Soul sending its mission troops of 280 rotational to South Sudan.

They are the ninth batch of troops to serve at the “Hanbit” unit for eight months.
The contingent has been stationed in the country capital soul since March 2013 to support its recovery from a destructive civil war that broke out in South Sudan.

The peacekeeping officers in Korea were selected from among roughly 2,000 applicants, the troops had eight weeks of training to prepare for their mission in Africa, including education on local culture and language, said an army official.

They will focus on helping repair the 200-kilometer (124-mile) road linking Bor, Mangela and Pibor, called Peace Road.

The service personnel, mostly engineers and medics, plan to carry out a variety of missions including the construction of infrastructure, providing humanitarian aid, supporting social and economic development by opening vocational schools and a research institute for agriculture, and holding various cultural events.


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