Historical Events

Historical Events

The Nile River flows through the middle of the North-South Sudan in which there is an equally large population on both sides of the Nile. The Nile has a major impact during the rainy seasons. Around 6- 7 months, it rains in the South while the water level would rise higher threatened the livelihoods of the local population, who live along the banks of the River Nile and also consequently destroyed their property. In ancient time people have had been canoed to cross the River Nile but that has become impossible for a large number of people to use these ancient meant to commute. They then introduced the river boat mainly barge and old steamer to travel through the Nile. Traveling with a barge-like the one above has been very common for most people in these regions, Even though it takes a long time to reach its destination. Now all the barges were grounded in the north and none of them were allowed to travel to the south for different reasons chief of which was the security, due to the unrest in the country and partly to the North-South relationship has been very low since the cessation.

For the past fifty years, various social and political groups and governments had recommended the bridges to be built in Koo | other areas in Greater Upper Nile to save millions of lives of people. Though these regions are total landlocked, the engineers’ and the architects’ assessments say that with the present advanced technology this project will cost less, and the three pieces of works will be delivered and completed within estimated timescales approximately from 12 -to- 18 months, according, of course, the availability of the machinery, labor forces and sufficient funds needed to complete the task.

You will not find a spot anywhere over the River Nile in Greater Upper Nile where you would like to cross over the River Nile safely without endangering your possessions or risking your life. You will never find a spot where both sides of the West Bank and East bank of the River Nile are closely safe, even, level, and clean, has less current, less infested with hippos, and have no large semiaquatic reptiles. Thousands of people lost their lives and millions of animals and livestock too perished amid crossing the River Nile in these regions. This is the biggest crisis than the food shortages. Our vision now is to build the crossing bridges in the regions that will drastically save lives and significantly improved security and mitigates all other crises.

One of the leaders (JGDM) was rowing in the water to promote the need for the bridge, but no action was taken until now, when he was not longer there.

The economic and political instability of the North-South goes back to 1800 BC when the whole country was under British-Egyptian rule or colonials for more than a century. We have no appetite nor space to explain the full history of the country. But we are here to try to build the crossing | opening bridge in Koo | Greater Upper Nile to reduce the death of people who drowned amid crossing the river and to slash the travel time by more than 80%., to mitigate all other crises.