Southern Sudan to Reshape Capital Cities

22 August 2010 (Last Updated August 22nd, 2010 18:30)

Southern Sudan has unveiled plans to rebuild its capital cities in the shapes found on state flags. The $10bn project includes a plan to redesign two state capitals into the shapes of a giraffe and a pineapple, according to the Associated Press. Juba, the capital city of Southern

Southern Sudan has unveiled plans to rebuild its capital cities in the shapes found on state flags.

The $10bn project includes a plan to redesign two state capitals into the shapes of a giraffe and a pineapple, according to the Associated Press.

Juba, the capital city of Southern Sudan would be reshaped into a compact rhino with two pointy horns, and will be renamed Rhino City.

As per the architectural drawings of Rhino City, Central Equatoria's police headquarters would be situated at the rhino's mouth, an amusement park at the ear, an industrial area along the back and residential housing throughout the four legs.

Southern Sudan Roads and Transport Minister Anthony Makana said around $6bn would be needed to pave 13,000km of roads in the south.

The project would connect all of the southern state capitals, according to the minister.