destroyed by a missile in 1983, during the Second Sudanese Civil War, this gigantic bucket wheel excavator, actually disused, digged the Jonglei Canal to divert water through the vast Sudd wetlands of South Sudan so as to deliver more water downstream to Sudan and Egypt for use in agriculture.
Another potencial environmental disaster?
Have your own opinion, afer reading this article: http://www.gurtong.net/ECM/Editorial/tabid/124/ctl/ArticleView/mid/519/articleId/2718/Jonglei-Canal-Project-is-a-Looming-Catastrophe.aspx
P.D. the big bucket wheel excavator on the south end of the jonglei canal is situated in the Republic of South Sudan, 193 country recognised by the United Nations in july 2011.