22 November 2012

South Sudan: President Kiir Visits PFPF and Lays Foundation Stone of Thiangrial Refinery

Juba — In a historical step showing a goodwill of the Republic of South Sudan to resume the oil production according to the cooperation agreement signed in Addis Ababa, the President of the Republic of South Sudan H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit and a number of National Ministers of economic and security sectors on Tuesday 20th November 2012, visited Paloch Field Processing Facility in Malut County at Upper Nile state.

Upon his arrival at Paloch Tir Airport President Kiir was received by the Governor of Upper Nile states Hon. Simon Kun Puoch and immediately paid familiarization visit to Paloch Field Processing Facility (PFPF), power plant and pump station one. H.E Kiir was briefed by the processing field facility technicians that the facility is hundred percent ready and only waiting for orders from the government to start operations.

President Kiir and the accompanying delegations after that laid a foundation stone for the construction of Thiangrial Refinery at Thiangrial Payam of Malut County. In his key remark during the ceremony H.E Kiir assured the citizens of Thiangrial Payam that the government of the Republic together with the oil companies will avail all the basic services to the people of the area in terms of roads, health, education and clean drinking water.

H.E Kiir called on the citizens of Thiangrial Payam to allow and be in peace with neighboring citizens of Sudan who come to their areas looking for grazing fields.

President Kiir who is known as the father and founder of the new nation of South Sudan addressed a very huge public rally yesterday evening at SPLM Square in Malut and appreciated the citizens of Malut County for being loyal to SPLM, and reassured that South Sudan has no hostility with Republic of Sudan.

H.E Kiir said the Government will make sure that basic services for the local communities at oil producing areas are availed.

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