A Chinese commander directs a peacekeeper to flatten the road with grader.
BEIJING, May 11 -- The 13th Chinese Peacekeeping Horizontal Engineering Company to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) completed the construction of a supply route from Sopo in Western Bahr el Ghazal State to Wau, the capital of the state.
The road and bridges of the supply route had been damaged by floods, causing considerable inconvenience to local residents in terms of material supply and emergency medical treatment.
Since being assigned the construction task in early March, Chinese peacekeepers overcame multiple problems such as high temperatures, frequent illnesses, and supply difficulties. They finished the construction of more than 110 kilometers of the main supply route and rehabilitated two important bridges, which have received high praise from the UNMISS.
It is learned that the contingent has carried out more than 30 engineering tasks since being deployed to the mission area in December 2022, contributing to the construction and development of South Sudan with China's strength and receiving extensive praise from the local people.
A completion ceremony for the supply route is held, with the attendance of officials from the United Nations and local government, Bangladeshi guards, and Chinese peacekeeping troops.