Korean Peace keepers complete repair of Bor – Mangalla road
Bor, 15 March 2017: South Korean peacekeepers have completed repairing the Bor - Mangala road stretch. The 125km road is a major road stretch, linking Greater Equatoria region with Jonglei State.
Equipped with heavy bulldozers and other road machinery, the Korean peace keepers started work on this road in December 2016 and completed work on February 15th.
The newly rehabilitated road was handed over to the authorities and communities of Bor and Mangala, amid a huge celebration that saw women and men jubilating and dancing along the road.
The handover ceremony in Mangalla was attended by the officer in charge of Civil Military Relations of the Korean contingent Col. Ahn Deog Sang, as well of the commissioner of Mangalla and the local chiefs.
A top official in Bor said the road would boost economic activities and improve interaction between the states of Jonglei, Terekeka and Jubek. Local authorities and traditional leaders in Mangalla applauded the important role UNMISS peacekeepers play in road repairs.
Road repairs by the peacekeepers, is part of the UN missions mandate to facilitate and ease the delivery of humanitarian assistance to people in need.
Over the past few months, the Korean peacekeepers have repaired damaged roads within Bor and plan to embark on major road reconstruction works between Bor and Pibor later this year.