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Transport in South Sudan

Contents

  • Highways 1
  • Waterways 2
  • Pipelines 3
  • Railways 4
  • Air 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7

Highways

Highways in South Sudan are almost entirely unpaved. Rehabilitation is underway and first paved highway between country's capital Juba and Nimule in the Uganda border has opened. [1]

Waterways

The Nile river is navigable only on some stretches.

Pipelines

A single pipeline leads from South Sudan's oil fields to (north) Sudan's only seaport, Port Sudan.

Railways

Railways in South Sudan.

total: 248 km (154 mi)
narrow gauge: 248 km (154 mi) 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge.

South Sudan has 248 kilometers (154 mi) of narrow-gauge, single-track railroad that connects Babonosa (north Sudan) with Wau. The line was damaged in the civil war, in which several parts of it were mined; the line was fully rehabilitated with United Nations funds.[2]

Air

The busiest and most developed airport in South Sudan is Juba Airport, which has regular international connections to Entebbe, Nairobi, Cairo, Addis Ababa, and Khartoum. Juba Airport is also the home base of Feeder Airlines Company. Other international airports include Malakal, with international flights to Addis Ababa and Khartoum; Wau, with weekly service to Khartoum; and Rumbek, also with weekly flights to Khartoum.

Southern Sudan Airlines also serves Nimule and Akobo, the airstrips of which are unpaved. There are several smaller airports throughout South Sudan, the majority of which consist of little more than dirt airstrips.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.usaid.gov/news-information/press-releases/first-paved-highway-south-sudan-constructed-usaid-officially-opened
  2. ^ United Nations Mission in Sudan, 27 January 2008
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