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World's newest nation, South Sudan, poses challenge for aviation investors


South Sudan Oyee! (Hooray!) is the national anthem of The Republic of South Sudan, the world’s newest country, and one that needs to focus on building infrastructure in order to develop its oil industry. The country lacks basic infrastructure from roads to telephone lines. It will also need to develop relationships with other countries and educate its citizens for job creation, in order to capitalise on its oil industry. Are there any opportunities for airport developers and investors? [2264 words]

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  • Welcome to the Hotel Container
  • The nation’s road network: all 60km of it
  • Aid flowing in
  • One of the fastest growing cities in the world
  • Juba Airport handles 100 flights a day
  • African airline support but Western carriers still absent
  • Spirit of Liberty aims to put a smile on your face
  • Starting from below zero

Graphs and data:

  • Table 1: Key data
  • On-going construction at Juba International Airport.
  • Southern Sudan Airways B727.
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