local time: 2015/03/30/7AM
NAIROBI, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- After the signing of the final peace agreement over the last weekend between the Sudanese government and the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), African nations are on the wings to capture various economic cooperation opportunities in the once war-torn country.
On Wednesday, the Kenyan government announced plans to establish two trading centers in
The active involvement in
"It is expected that the international community will be able to join with the southern
The plans for the reconstruction of the 2,500 km Uganda-Kenya-southern Sudan railway, a project that has attracted some of the biggest train manufacturing firms in Europe, is expected to cost an estimated five billion US dollars.
Castello Garang, the SPLM/A commissioner for foreign relations, says his Movement has secured a credit line from the German government to finance the project.
Garang told Xinhua recently that the SPLM/A negotiated with the German Treasury for the loan on account of its massive control of the vast oil resources in the south after the implementation of the peace accords.
South African companies, many with experience working in countries emerging from conflicts, such as
One of the South African firms, the Global Railway Engineering Consortium SA, has reportedly clinched a rail rehabilitation contract with the Sudanese Railway Corporation.
The two companies have signed an agreement worth 21 million US dollars in which the SA consortium undertakes to rehabilitate
For the South African government, peace in
South African firms, taking note of the massive economic potentials in the oil-rich southern
In a recent press conference, SPLM/A leader John Garang said the signing of the comprehensive peace accord "would unlock the massive natural resources in southern
Powell said during a meeting with Garang and the Sudanese First Vice President Ali Osman Taha that the
The success of the Sudanese peace deal has benefits for all involved, said Herman Hanekom, an analyst at the Africa Institute of South Africa.
"From my side, I'm thinking positively in that the south of
Hanekom said for trade opportunities to be realized, the Sudanese government must prove itself to the people of southern
"The government of
The peace agreement has to bring an "immediate and clear" benefit to the people of southern
"The international community has a lot to contribute in terms of development aid and humanitarian support to help support the reconstruction process in Sudan." he told Xinhua.
The Sudanese government and southern rebels sign the final comprehensive peace accord in
The peace pact covers all the eight peace deals signed previously, including earlier agreed protocols on how to share power and natural wealth, what to do with armed forces during a six-year transition period, how to administer the three disputed areas, and the latest on permanent ceasefire and modalities of implementing peace deals.
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