ImageA meeting aimed at reviewing  tenders from firms vying for a contract to build  a new airport for the Puntland capital gets underway in Dubai for the second day, according to officials. Business executives, representatives from firms competing for the contract, and officials from Puntland are attending the business meeting at a five-star hotel in the UAE’S port city of Dubai. Sources at the meeting told Garowe Online that four unnamed firms were awarded the contract; however, officials say

Sources at the meeting told Garowe Online that four unnamed firms were awarded the contract; however, officials say official announcement would be made by Kuwaiti Fund next month. A Kuwait fund has donated for the airport’s construction as well as the Baran University.

The deals have the potential to boost Puntland’s capacity and hosting large number of local and international flights. Puntland’s finance and aviation ministers were among the attendants of the meeting. Puntland, a stable semiautonomous region in northern Somalia has attracted international attention with an Italian firm offered the construction for Bossaso airport, the region’s commercial hub.

(Source: Garowe Online)

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