New five- star hotel as a sign of investment opportunity in S. Sudan cost US$27million!
News coming from the capital of S. Sudan confirmed that the Government of S. Sudan approved that, “The Council approved the Ministry of Housing to enter into contract on behalf of the government with a private company to design, build and manage the five-star hotel at Juba International Airport,” said Dr. Barnaba Marial, the Government Spokesperson as he told the press.
It was confirmed that the meeting was chaired by Dr. Reik Machar, whom is known as the South Sudanese Vice President. What make this news important is that the spokesperson emphasized, “the hotel will be managed by a private company for 22 years on behalf of the government, adding it is objectively aimed at facilitating tourism and accommodation to clients of the airport.” Further he concluded that “the plan is part of the government plan to address infrastructure challenge in the country which have affected favorable cost of living.”
It is known that some critic to the news are already been notice in the cyber media we quote “Building a 5 star hotel close to the airport does not make economic sense. First of all airports are very noisy, and given that fact that such a hotel will have to be rather tall, it is not safe to have it so close to the airport. Secondly, currently the airport is very small and may have to be expanded in the future, and using the area around the airport for a long term investment structure may not be advisable as it may obstruct future plans to expand the airport. “
In spite this critic, other are seeing the initiative in its core, as a strong message, that the government is looking forward to open the market and invite the investors to look into partnership with the government as a step to enhance the tourism industry at large. Not to mention this is one of important step towards looking into the infrastructure challenge as one of the obstacles many investors observed recently about the city of Juba problems in term of solving immediate issue concern investors from the S. Sudanese in the Diaspora whom can make a difference to help their country.