Much of USAID’s work to reduce poverty in South Sudan is focused on growth in the agriculture sector. In addition, USAID promotes broad-based economic growth through improvements in infrastructure.
USAID has rehabilitated hundreds of kilometers of roads and built bridges across South Sudan, including the major transport route from Juba to Nimule, the Ugandan border crossing. In 2012, USAID completed construction of the Juba-Nimule road - the largest infrastructure project ever built in South Sudan and the young nation’s first paved highway.
On February 10, 2011, USAID launched the final stage of building the 192-kilometer Juba-Nimule Road, the start of tarmacking what will be southern Sudan's first highway—the only paved road outside major towns. The project is funded by USAID in close cooperation with the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) Ministry of Transport and Roads, and aims to strengthen development and bolster economic growth in southern Sudan.
Last updated: February 23, 2015