DARFUR, Sudan, Jan. 19 (ChinaMil) -- Three roads in downtown Ed Daein, capital city of Sudan's East Darfur State, repaired by the 14th Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment, were opened to traffic on Jan. 15, local time.
These three roads, known as the "arteries" of transportation in Ed Daein city, hadn't been repaired for many years and were filled with ditches and hollows. The bad conditions of the roads greatly hindered local economic and social development.
In addition to the difficulty in construction, the security situation in Ed Daein is also a challenge for Chinese peacekeepers. Bloody clashes among tribes are quite usual in Ed Daein and more than 400 people were killed last year.
On the road repair sites, braving scotching sunshine, the Chinese peacekeeping engineers worked continuously nine hours each day. They completed the task with high quality after five consecutive days of hard work.