Qatar plans to build a new port in Somalia’s central town of Hobyo, ministers from the two nations said during a visit by a government delegation from the Middle Eastern nation.

Construction will begin soon, Somalia’s Minister for Airports Maryan Aweis Jama and the Qatari transport and communications minister, Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, told reporters, without giving details. The Qatari group arrived in Mogadishu, the capital, on Monday and is led by Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

China Civil Engineering Construction Corp. also plans a new port in Puntland’s coastal town of Eyl.


  1. Qatar will never build a port in Somalia. It is only a lip Service aimed at deceiving the region’s residents to yield the treacherous plans of Mogadishu.


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