JERUSALEM, July 31 (UPI) — South Sudan, which recently gained independence, has become a popular venue for Israeli entrepreneurs and businessmen, officials said.
A report in Haaretz Sunday cited a number of Israelis keen to pursue business ventures in the African country.
Tamir Gal and his partner, Rafi Dayan, of Yarok 2000 are planning major agricultural projects for the new South Sudanese government, the newspaper said.
The projects scheduled to become operational at the beginning of 2012, include a fruit and vegetable farm, a poultry farm and a slaughterhouse.
The projects will help enable locals to become self-sufficient, the paper said.
Israelis are also assisting in establishing farming communities for former South Sudanese soldiers along the border with North Sudan, the paper said.
Israelis have also assisted the government in establishing its first Internet provider.