A high level delegation led by H.E the Vice President of the Republic of Somaliland, Abdurrahman Abdillahi Ismail “Saylici”, including Foreign Minister, Dr Saad Ali Shire, Minister of Presidential Affairs, Mr. Mahmoud Hashi, Minister of Finance, Ms Zam Zam Aden, Minister of National Planning and Development, Mr. Ali Hussein Ismail, UCID’s leader Eng. Feisal Ali Waraabe , Mayor of Berbera and SL representatives to the UAE Ambassador Bashe Awil earlier today return to the country from Dubai ,UAE.
The officials upon their return were received by top government officials, members of parliament and fellow citizens who lined up the streets to welcome them.Dr Saad Ali Shire, Minister of Foreign Affairs speaking to reporters said, “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.