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2011

Feeder Road Construction in support of WFP operations in Southern Sudan

South Sudan

Pays : South Sudan

Durée : 01 March 2011 – 31 December 2013

Contexte

The construction of roads and infrastructural improvements are the backbone of development in Southern Sudan. This will link the rural areas and the urban centres and facilitate the flow of agricultural inputs and outputs, and the potential for increased access to basic education and health services. The Government of South Sudan views the construction and maintenance of roads as a significant element to long-term growth, stability and agricultural development.

Présentation

This special operation is launched in support of WFP operations in Southern Sudan, currently the Emergency Operation (EMOP) Sudan 200151 – “Food Assistance to Vulnerable Populations Affected by Conflict and Natural Disasters” and the expected follow-up operations and the Southern Sudan Purchase for Progress programme. The primary objective is to reduce the transportation costs of food and to ensure the timely and efficient delivery of food assistance in post-conflict Southern Sudan. Secondary objective is to increase access to and from agricultural production areas, increasing farmer’s access to agricultural inputs and markets. Finally the activities carried out under this is special operation will improve the infrastructure of Southern Sudan, which is in line with the WFP policy to improve food security and will benefit the general development of the country.

Special operation (SO) 200236 will focus on the construction of approximately 500 km of feeder roads, as well as the implementation of local maintenance and community capacity building programs. The feeder roads will be constructed based on assessments and criteria agreed on by WFP and the Government of South Sudan . The selected routes will link the existing trunk roads, thus reducing the cost to access beneficiaries and agricultural production areas. The special operation is to be implemented under the overall responsibility of WFP Sudan within a period of thirty four months, starting March 2011.

Objectifs

The objectives of this special operation are the following :
1. Reduce the transportation costs and delivery times of WFP food deliveries, currently under EMOP 200151 and the expected follow-up operations thereafter. This will facilitate the timely and efficient delivery of food assistance in post-conflict Southern Sudan.
2. Support the P4P programme and WFP local procurement in Southern Sudan, by increasing farmer’s access to agricultural in-puts and access to markets.
3. Support the Government of South Sudan in expanding and developing the infrastructure and road network, linking the agricultural productions areas to urban centers and markets, with the expectation to thereby lower the cost of food and increase food security. In a broader perspective the construction of feeder roads will contribute to the overall development of Southern Sudan.

Coût Total (United States dollars)
Total cost to WFP : US$80,629,220

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