Egyptian Ambassador to Juba Ayman al-Gammal recently inaugurated a water well in the Rajaf district in Juba, South Sudan, that Egypt has helped South Sudan dig, Muhammad Abdel-Aty, Egyptian Minister of Irrigation announced. Attending the inauguration were Governor of Rajaf, Martin Wani, as well as high-ranking officials from the South Sudan Ministry of Irrigation.
According to memoranda of joint collaboration signed between Egypt and South Sudan in the field of water resources, the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation dug the new well, and is running a number of other projects that aim at providing clean drinkable water for the population.
Ahmed Bahaa’ Eddin, head of the Ministry of Irrigation’s Nile Water Sector pointed out to a number of projects that Egypt has helped establish in South Sudan recently. He said that a water plant was set up in Rajaf with a 100-metre-deep well, also a central lab to determine water quality, in addition to a number of water distribution facilities.
20 October 2016