South Sudan contracts Italian company to build slaughterhouses in Juba

To boost meat production in the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan and an Italian company signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see Architettura and Design Construction build slaughterhouses across the country.

On Monday, representatives from the company met the ministers of Livestock and Fisheries Onyoti Adigo Nyikwac, and Trade and Industry Kuol Athian, in Juba to discuss the importance of that project.

Speaking to the press on Monday, the undersecretary in the trade ministry, Agak Achuil Lual, said they are in consultations with the company to see how the project will improve meat production across the country.

“We are going to draw up a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), after that the terms will be turned into an agreement and if it accepted, then that kind of agreement will be translated into a contract for them to build the slaughterhouses,” Achuil said.

He said the implementation of the project will be carried out by the Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries once the processes are completed and his ministry will be heavily involved in meat exportation.

Rolando Bonazza Architetto, the Architettura and Design Construction Company representative, said the mandate of the company is to create an opportunity for South Sudan to export locally produced meat to the international market.

“We want to establish a long-lasting relationship with countries working within a very specific case. I thank the delegations from the ministries of South Sudan and the South Sudanese people for the warm welcome they gave us and we will put our people in connection with the state of South Sudan to achieve an opportunity together in business partnership between Italy and South Sudan,” Bonazza said.

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