Engineers from the Republic of Korea have served under the UN flag in South Sudan since 2013. They have helped to rehabilitate and build hundreds of kilometres of roads. Working for the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), South Korean engineers have contributed to the development of South Sudan’s transport infrastructure.
South Sudan, a country the size of France, has just over 200 kilometres of tarmac roads. In 2011, when South Sudan gained independence, it also inherited one of the worst transport infrastructures in the world. During the rainy season roads are often impassable.
Thanks to the Korean engineers from UNMISS, the upgraded roads have improved access for local traders, boosting the economy and contributing to local development. Humanitarian agencies also find it easier to deliver food and relief supplies to vulnerable communities.