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Korean peacekeepers build dyke in Bor

Author : | Published: Friday, March 27, 2015

UNMISS Korean peacekeepers have started building a dyke in Bor to help prevent flooding in one of the suburbs of the town. 

Panliet suburb was excluded when U.N. peacekeepers built a 17 kilometer dyke last year.

The area is flooded yearly by the overflow of the River Nile.

The Mayor of Bor, Nhial Majak Nhial, says local technicians are working with Korean peacekeepers to build a dyke of 2.4 kilometer to protect Panliet from seasonal flooding.

Mr Nhial says he expects the new dyke will be as strong as the first.

“To us if we maintained the dyke properly, I hope this dyke has the life span of over 20 years because the dyke was built with the resilience of 10 to 15 years of proper resilience and if well maintained it can even go all over up to 30 years,” he told Eye Radio.

Jonglei state Minister of Physical Infrastructure John Amuor Kuol, says Korean projects do help civil population and will boost the future of flood victims in the town.

“They made the first and because of the demand from the people they are making another second part of the dyke now which I think with help, Bor may not be flooded any more like the other times.”

In 2013, the joint venture involved the Korean Engineer Military Center peacekeepers and the government.

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