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Nimule Dry Port construction launched

By Staff writer


Government has launched the construction of Inland Custom Clearance Area Site in Nimule.

Vice President for the Economic Cluster, Dr. James Wani Igga, led the inauguration of the ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday.

This marked an important milestone in enhancing trade infrastructure and boosting regional connectivity.

It comes a day after Ministry of Investment signed an MoU with  B’smart, a Malaysian-East African company, to undertake the construction work.

Investment Minister, Dr. Dheiu Mathok Diing, said on Tuesday after meeting with a delegation from B’smart recalled numerous Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) inked between the Malaysian firm and South Sudan in 2021.

“And they will also construct the investment tower, which is a key project for us, and we believe that by implementing this important milestone regarding the investment environment, I know that things will move well,” he added.

The Vice President, along with a distinguished delegation, was warmly received by the Governor of Eastern Equatoria State, Louis Lobong Lojore.

The delegation included the National Minister of Trade and Industry, William Anyuon Kuol, Deputy Minister of ICT&PS and Chairperson of the e-services Board of Directors, Dr. Jacob Maiju Korok, the head of the South Sudan Revenue Authority, and representatives from Crawford Capital.

Among the dignitaries present was Mr. Mirzan Mahathir, the President of B’Smart.

The construction of the Nimule Dry Port, an Inland Custom Clearance Area, holds huge potential for facilitating trade and expediting the movement of goods in the region.

This infrastructure project is expected to enhance logistics efficiency, reduce transportation costs, and stimulate economic growth.

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