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, The Louis Berger Group works 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 Urban Water and Sanitation Program within SISP addresses critical water, sanitation and hygiene issues in urban areas of South Sudan. The program’s initial efforts were quick impact projects implemented to combat cholera and other water-borne illnesses in resettlement areas of Juba where the poorest and most vulnerable populations lived. These projects consisted of community water systems, marketing of point-of-use water treatment tablets, behavior change communication messages on hygiene and sanitation issues, borehole repairs, community development, and tanker truck water treatment along the Nile River. During quick impact projects, no cholera outbreaks were reported in Juba. Longer-term urban infrastructure projects to date include the design and construction of two water supply pipelines, a booster station, public latrine and ablution facilities and household latrines in Juba. LBG has designed and is managing the construction of eight truck refilling stations that will provide treated city water to tanker trucks that deliver throughout Juba and collect revenue to upgrade the city’s water system. LBG completed the design for the expansion and rehabilitation of the Wau Water Treatment Plant and will manage its construction and capacity building, which will improve the drinking water supply for more than 175,000 people.
Related Links: SISP Project Website
Click here for an interview with Kola Fakorede, Task Order Manager of the Water and Sanitation Program.