Basic Infrastructure sector 2012

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Basic Infrastructure sector 2012:

AORD aimed to improve roads access to basic services for the local communities and the war affected population in Blue Nile state, a total of 95,000 beneficiaries, through implementation of Improve roads access to the vulnerable groups and local communities in Blue Nile state project which funded by Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). The project has two components: firstly; construction of 2 crossing points in Baw and Tadamon localities to improve humanitarian access in the isolated areas (especially in the rainy seasons). Secondly; to build the capacity of the local communities and the staff of the ministry of physical planning.
In this project, AORD considered the groups of women, girls, boys and men in all of its phases, the women represented in all road committees by 30% and in the joint road assessment as well, women benefited from this project by having a secure roads access to the surrounding areas and other parts of the state. Boys and girls will have good and secure access to the schools and near villages.
The project built the local capacity of the ministry staff, road committees and local communities on emergency preparedness to response to road access. The community members after these capacity building activities will be able to mobilize their own mechanisms to meet their urgent needs to road access.
The construction work implemented in a way to reduce the environmental impact, the crossing point construction considered the soil erosion by water in the banks of the wadi, the crossing points placed at a naturally stable erosion site as it‘s likely to be more durable than one at a less active site.
Although, Blue Nile state is still suffering insecurity situation and poor infrastructure. The population in Tadamun and Baw localities settled in areas characterized by roads inaccessibility. This contributed to restrict movement of people and negatively affected livelihood, access to services and markets as well as delivery of humanitarian assistance. The large number of IDPs and returnees has increased the pressure on the available poor basic services, narrowed the livelihoods opportunities and created needs for more interventions.