Slnnews-High Rank Delegation Led by The Vice President Republic Of Somaliland H.E Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismail( Saili) Accompanied by The Ministers, Of Presidency Hon.Mohamoud Hashi Abdi , Foreign Affairs Dr.Saad Ali shire,Planning and National Development Hon.Ali Ismail Jirde (Shombe), Finance Ms.Zamzam Abdi Adem, The Manager of berbera port Hon.Ahmed Dirir , Mayor of Berbera Abdishakur Mohamed Hassan,Somaliland Representatives in UAE AMB.Bashe Awil haji Omer And The Chairman of Ucid Opposition Party Eng.Faysal Ali Hussein (Warabe) Today Return in Capital of Somaliland Hargeisa after A Week Visit in Dubai that Reached for A Historic Agreement With Dp World To Development in Berbera Port.
The Crowds of hundreds citizens waving the photo and chanting cheerful slogans welcomed The Delegation on arrival at Igal International airport and the atmosphere was like national festival or Independence day celebration.
The Somaliland Minister Of Foreign Affairs Speaks to the media says “We are excited to partner with DP World on this landmark project. DP World Port of Berbera will offer East African importers and exporters a unique, additional world class deep-water port that will dramatically improve the competitiveness of their products in world markets and has the potential to transform the region’s economy.”
The Somaliland Foreign Minister also Added “DP World will set up a joint venture with 65% control together with the government of Somaliland to manage and invest in the Port of Berbera. The investment of up to $442 million will include a first phase of a 400 metre quay and 250,000 square metre yard extension, and gantry cranes and reach stackers to handle containers and cargo. Construction of the quay extension is expected to start 12 months after the satisfaction of the terms and conditions of the agreement and will take 24 months to complete.”Somaliland Foreign Minister
DP World has won a 30-year concession with an automatic 10-year extension for the management and development of a multi-purpose port project at Berbera, Republic of Somaliland. The Port of Berbera opens a new point of access to the Red Sea and will complement DP World’s existing port at Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.