Jonglei to take back control of its airspace from Sudan

Jonglei to take back control of its airspace from Sudan
An aerial view of Bor town. [Photo: File]

Bor Airport has started installing a control tower to monitor the regional airspace of Jonglei State.

The control tower will ensure the surveillance of aircraft moving across the state and calculate all the taxes due to the airlines, the Director of Bor Airport, Kuot John Akec said.

 Akec said the airport had commenced the construction of a control tower to complete the takeover of the airspace that was initially controlled by the Sudanese government.

“Now we are controlling our airspace and we have three towers which are located in Malakai, Wau, and the controlling tower Juba. There will be one for the transmission from Bor to Malakal and another, connecting to Ruweng,’’ he said. 

“It should be tracking everything all over Jonglei State to enable us to monitor the boundary of the state with other countries like Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan in the North,’’

The other towers installed in South Sudan are in Malakai, Wau, and the central controlling one is in Juba.