JUBA – The Undersecretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Charles Manyang said yesterday that South Sudan would benefit much in engaging in the International Engagement Conference being conducted in the United States Capital Washington DC and would attract foreign investors to extend their investments to South Sudan. President Salva Kiir together with a number of Ministers left on Sunday to attend the conference, which kicked-off yesterday. Kiir while in US addressed the South Sudanese Community on the current Security situation in South Sudan and called them to unite according to the reports from the Government website. Manyang said that it was a very important conference for South Sudan as a new nation added that the country has resources but lack technologies to explore them on the ground. He said engagement in such a conference would allow South Sudan to appeal for technological assistance from the International Communities and to compete with other countries for investment. The two-day International Engagement Conference for South Sudan focused on the strategic development priorities of the new state government and will highlight opportunities for engagement with private and public investment on the following:1. Development vision of the Republic of South Sudan2. Accountability, Transparency and Governance3. Integrated social service delivery4. Management of Oil Revenue5. Human Capital Development and capacity building6. International coordination7. Key factors for attracting investors to South Sudan: 1. Oil and Renewable Resources2. Information and communication Technology (ICT)3. Agriculture8. Specific investment policy 1. Transport infrastructure (Airports, roads and Bridges)2. Clean Water and sanitation3. Capacity building services.
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