UNAMID-built airport ring road at El Geneina airport transferred to West Darfur authorities
EL GENEINA – A new UNAMID-built ring road that will facilitate movement and enhance security at El Geneina airport has been handed over to local authorities on 6 July 2017.
The 10 km road was constructed by UNAMID Pakistan peacekeepers inside the perimeter of El Shaheed Sebira airport.
The new road was officially transferred to the State Government of West Darfur at a ceremony in El Geneina earlier this month. Participants included El Hadi Adam, the Minister of Finance for West Darfur, along with senior officials from the Government of Sudan and UNAMID.
Oumar Kane, UNAMID’s Head of Office for Sector West, said the project is a real addition to state infrastructure. The road will facilitate movement inside the airport and enhance security in the area.
Mr. Kane commended Pakistani peacekeepers for supporting infrastructural projects such as the airport road and the embankment at Kaja wadi. The embankment is helping to prevent soil erosion from damaging the main road to the airport.
Mr. Adam expressed appreciation for UNAMID’s support, noting that the ring road is essential for internal movement at the airport.