Hargeisa (SD) – The President of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi, today laid the foundation stone for a new road connecting Halleya Checkpoint and Shifo Hospital to a total of 22.5KM, meant to ease congestion in the capital.
The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by ambassadors from the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, various DP World project leaders, the chairman of the UCID party, members of the cabinet, and the governor of Marodi-jeh region.
Project Manager Berbera Corridor, Eng. Issa Yusuf Mohamed (Hamari), described in details the new road, pointing out that the road will have large and small bridges which water will flow through, trees will be planted along the road and the capital’s famous Nasa Hablood mountains will be protected.
DP World Project Manager for Berbera Corridor, Mr. Angus Miller spoke at the event expressing their commitment in complete this important road, adding that they have done a lot of work on the road and will strive to complete it in 22 months.
The British Ambassador to Somalia, Kate Foster, whose government is funding the road project, also spoke about the importance of the road for Somaliland and its role in transport, economic development and reducing traffic congestion in the capital Hargeisa.
The President of the Republic of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi, for his part, praised the progress and efforts underway throughout the Berbera Corridor project to build the Berbera-Wajale road which is sure to contribute to the country’s development, economic growth and connectivity throughout the Horn of Africa region.
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