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    Praise awarded to 12th Chinese peacekeeper in South Sudan (Wau)

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    By Liu Junyi and Zhang Yiwei

    WAU, South Sudan, October 9 — Recently, China‘s 12th Peacekeeping Engineering Contingent in South Sudan (Wau) completed engineering tasks, including the construction of security and defense facilities at the Aweil base and returned to the main camp at Wau. , South Sudan.

    Aweil, the capital of northern Bahr el Ghazal in South Sudan, has experienced an increasingly tense security situation since the start of the rainy season, accompanied by frequent tribal conflicts. In order to strengthen the security and defense facilities of the Aweil base, the Chinese contingent of peacekeeping engineers, at the request of the Aweil base of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) , has set up a special construction detachment for engineering missions in Aweil to carry out diversified engineering construction tasks.

    Over the past three months, Chinese peacekeepers have overcome the difficulties of bad environment, badly damaged roads and high-intensity operations, and successfully completed the construction of the emergency parking area of the airport and the grading and maintenance of the roads around the base. They used various types of machinery and engineering vehicles to transport more than 6,000 cubic meters of earth and stone, put in place a multi-layered barbed wire mesh and planted 400 pole piles.

    In Besides, the contingent also assisted foreign military units to renovate the security and defense facilities of the base and handed over two material donations and condolences to local schools.

    Ataklti Hailu, UNMISS Base Chief in Aweil, said, “Chinese peacekeeping engineers have successfully completed many tasks in a short time. We would like to commend their professional skills and work efficiency. We have also formed a precious friendship with them. through diverse cooperation, with happy memories in mind forever.

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