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UK launches road infrastructure project in Somaliland

Tuesday May 4, 2021

Hargeisa (HOL) - The British government is investing $ 17 million in a 22.5 km road project that will divert trucks from Hargeisa.

Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi and British Ambassador to Somalia Kate Foster jointly laid the foundation stone for the project on the eastern outskirts of Hargeisa on Monday.

The chairman of the Berbera Corridor, Isse Hamari, said the new road would significantly improve productivity.

"This road is 22.5 km long and runs from the city's northern outskirts, starting at Haleya (eastern checkpoint in Hargeisa) and ending at Shifo Hospital," Hamari said.

"This road is part of the Berbera Corridor, it is clearing the city, and 1000 trucks a day are expected to pass instead of the current 30 or 40," he added.

The road, which is part of the Berbera Corridor, will complete the diversion of trucks from Hargeisa, which they used to pass through.


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