Construction of S/Sudan’s Bentiu Refinery to commence next year

Mega oil gas petroleum refinery28 November 2013, Juba — The construction of the Bentiu oil refinery is set to commence before next year, the Russian ambassador to South Sudan Sergey Shishkin has said.

Ambassador Shishin said his Government is committed to “practical cooperation” with the Government of South Sudan aimed at uplifting standards of leaving in the country.

Work at what is “expected” to be the country’s first home refinery has been delayed mainly due to bad roads caused by the recent floods, which impeded delivery of the required equipment.

Ambassador Shishin who made the remarks while meeting with the Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin today, said the Russian Government in collaboration with the Government will also build the road connecting Bentiu and Juba.

He further said plans are underway to bring in Russian technologies for boosting agriculture besides setting up international and modern business centers in Juba.

In another news development, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office in juba has announced the expected visit of its president to Juba is “to see for himself the performance of the Organization”.

The head of ICRC in South Sudan, Melker Mabek said the ICRC president’s visit is “to see for himself the performance of the Organization and she said he is expected to hold number of meetings with the Senior Government officials.

Mabek said the president would also some visit areas where humanitarian assistance is much needed. The International committee of the Red Cross is planning to conduct training courses for the SPLA on humanitarian laws, Mabek noted.

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