The South Sudanese government and a Chinese contractor have suspended the construction of a major highway connecting to Uganda over quality.
The construction of Juba-Rumbek highway has been put on hold after a heavy downpour last month swept away some sections of the road, according to Taban Deng, the vice president in charge of Infrastructure.
So I call on the company to build their capacity within the suspension period to ensure quality standard of the road," Taban told journalists during a media site visit on Tuesday.
Hua Ning, the Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, said that the company will make necessary changes to improve the quality of the highway.
Meanwhile, Simon Mijok Mijak, South Sudan's Minister of Road and Bridges, said the previous design did not take into consideration the drainage system and other factors.