South Sudan Seeks Morocco’s Help to Build New Capital

Ahead of the visit King Mohammed VI started this Wednesday to South Sudan, the newly African independent country sought Morocco’s expertise to help build a new administrative capital.

Local press reported that a Moroccan ministerial delegation including experts in the fields of construction, urban planning and architecture travelled to Juba upon directives from King Mohammed VI with the aim to examine the needs in terms of a project to build a new administrative capital in the country.

During his current visit to Juba, King Mohammed VI is expected to chair the signing ceremony of several cooperation agreements.

The visit comes after the King attended the 28th African Union Summit held in Addis Abeba on January 30-31. During the Summit, Morocco was officially announced a fully fledged member of the AU with a sweeping majority support from member countries.

Recently, in a humanitarian gesture reflective of the King’s care to bring a helping hand to the South Sudanese people, a Moroccan multi-purpose military field hospital was set up in Juba.

With a capacity of 30 beds that can be extended to 60, the hospital has 20 specialist doctors, assisted by 18 nurses providing medical services in pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, cardiology, traumatology, dentistry, ophthalmology and ENT medicine. The facility also houses a medical laboratory and a pharmacy.

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