The USAID-funded Sudan Infrastructure Services Project provides critical public infrastructure and capacity building activities throughout Sudan in support of the successful implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and development of South Sudan. As USAID’s implementing partner, we work in collaboration with the Republic of South Sudan to provide support for a full range of physical and institutional needs, capacity building, developmental assistance, institutional strengthening, and sustainable infrastructure development in the transport, urban water and sanitation, public buildings, and energy and natural resources sectors. The Market Town Electrification Program within SISP provides critical support for the South Sudan electric systems through technical assistance on existing system operations, construction of new power and distribution systems, and capacity building and trainings to strengthen the sector. Ongoing program activities have been supporting the Yei Electric Cooperative (YECO), South Sudan’s first electrical cooperative, which is successfully providing more than 870 available service connections to the residents of Yei town. We have also worked with YECO to establish a sustainable revenue collection system. Program success continued to the market town of Maridi, installing the town’s first electric street lights. The corridor of lit roadway benefits both residents and businesses as it provides improved safety and accessibility during the night. LBG is also supporting USAID with the construction of two new power plants in Kapoeta and Maridi; each will include new diesel generators with primary and secondary distribution lines. The power plant compounds in each city have been constructed, five kilometers of electrical line and power poles installed, and the power system equipment and materials procured. LBG will manage system operation and maintenance training, in addition to the training of the local construction contractors, to promote the long-term sustainability of these projects. The operational systems will have the capacity to serve a minimum of 1,000 customers, providing improvements to economy, security, health and educational services.
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