Dear readers and friends of South Sudan,
I am delighted to welcome you to our new website. Since July 9th 2011, South Sudan is an independent nation. After decades of civil war, South Sudan is finally a free state. South Sudanese are in fact full of energy and we are looking with a lot of optimism to the future, eager to develop our country.
Unfortunately, the dramatic events that have unfolded in our nation since December 2013 indicate the challenges that South Sudanese have to overcome on their way to a prosperous society. The New Sudan Foundation calls upon all fractions of the South Sudanese society to restore peace and to avoid further loss of life. Only a stable political situation will ensure that South Sudan can use its full potential to develop.
The New Sudan Foundation strives to promote democracy in a pluralistic society free of tribalism and discrimination of any kind. As a Chairman of the New Sudan Foundation I invite you to get to know our country better—starting on this website. South Sudan is a vibrant nation full of culture, a rich environment, an emerging economy and incredible people.
We focus our attention in particular on infrastructure development projects in South Sudan. Roads and bridges are urgently needed to connect the different parts of the country, as are functioning electricity grids and water as well as sewage systems in the main towns.
In order to reduce transportation costs and connect South Sudan to global markets, the New Sudan Foundation has been at the forefront championing the construction of a railway lines that would connect South Sudan to Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and the Sudan. In addition the New Sudan Foundation has been leading in encouraging the construction of the Lamu Harbor at the Kenyan caost.
We welcome international companies and investors to work together with us to develop our country in a sustainable manner to enable a just and fair society. Please do not hesitate to contact my team or me if you have any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to develop South Sudan with you.
Costello Garang Ring Lual