South Sudan, Juba: President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Friday was briefed by the Minister of Transport, Madut Biar Yel, on the new developmental projects aimed at refurbing and extending airport terminals at Juba International Airport.
The new projects include the construction of the Juba Air Traffic Management System, ATMS centre, new Air Traffic control tower and operation building, surveillance system, navigation system, communication system, and civil engineering equipment such as meteorological facilities.
The meeting focused on administrative issues related to airport management, and the ministry plans to build control stations in Wau and Malakal as well as installed radars in Rajaf, Malakal, Bor and Kapoeta.
In his remarks to the media, Minister of Transport Madut Biar Yel said the ministry plans to extend airport terminals into the domestic terminal and international terminals to create enough space in the Airport.
The minister on the defending financial claims in the Ministry of Finance and Planning to complete the reminding stages.
In addition, the meeting also discussed renovating River and Railway transport to ease transportation in the country.
On a same day, President Kiir also had a meeting with a high-level Sudanese delegation which was headed by Mr Bahri Muhandis Ibrahim, a leading member of the Sudan Sovereign Council.
Speaking to the Press after the meeting, Sudanese Ambassador to South Sudan, Gamal Adelmageed Gassimel, said the meeting discussed the progress of the political process in Sudan, in which political leaders are building consensus leading to the conduct of democratic elections after the end of the transitional period.
On his part, the Undersecretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ambassador Mayen Dut, said the two countries discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation, particularly on how South Sudan will continue to support the political process in Sudan.