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DP World's New Berbera Port Development - Ground breaking ceremony

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Berbera waa saleelo, mashaariicda soo socota 2019 ayaa ka waawayn. 

Sidii M. Cabdulle Xassan... 

Caamir waa saleele, haatan anaa caymadiye,

Coomaade duulayay cadan nagaga keeneene

cirkii iyo dhulkii ayaa is qabsaday, cadhadhaqdoodi

Bal adba caqli ayaadleeday, carar maxaa dhamaa!

 

 

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Odweyne

Saaxiib jawaabtaada qofkii mar akhriya uma baahna inuu mar labaad akhtiyo waa isku wada mid gedo, googarad sanbakhaare afweyne gudhuu iwm.

Mowduuceena iyo jawaabtaadu isma waafaqsana

Anigu qabiil hubaysan oo qaadiro la xanaaqsan ama aqoonsi raadintiis ku daalay ku oran maayo dawladnimo sidaa laguma gaaro caqligaygu waa joogaa naftaydana khatar u gelin maayo hadal afkayga kasoo baxay.

Meeshii qabiilada hubaysan joogaan si tartiiba yaa lagu dhex maraa iyo meeshii ay joogaan qolyahan xag jirka labadaba

Adigu waad ku oran kartaa adigoo farmaajo hor taagan dawlad ma tihid amisom yaa ku ilaalisa iskumana filnid gabar baa wakiil kaa ah iyo waxaad doonto mushkilad ma leh.

Su'aal baan ku waydiinaya walalaal maxaad ka baran jirtay jaamacaddii umadda beri samaadkii ama takhasuskaagu ahaa?

 

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Oodweyne   

^^^^Hortaa banaan, saaxiib, Ina Faqashow. Jawaabtaadiina waan ku siiyey ee waa ku kaas. Waxaanan kaa sugnaa waa war farxad leh iyo dumarkaas Soomaaliyeed ee Gedo degan sidaad wax uga dhiciso. Carro-Shankaroon-na adiga iyo Inadeerkaa Ina Farmaajo oo wax laga weydiiyaa inta uu cirku idiiin jiro ayey idiin jirtaa, sidaan horey kuugu sheegay. Ee nabadeey, saaxiib.

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Oodweyne   

^^^Barwaaqo,

I agree with Mr Sulayem in here. And in particularly in this sense, namely, once the port is build then we in Somaliland will be in what is known as the "seller's market" in the competitive business of porting goods throughout the world.

This means you will be in a position to "dictate" at best to others or to "compete" at worse against others for the use of your port. Given that you will then have a "state-of-the-art port-system" that can go "toe-to-toe"  with those other ports in the region.

And you will be able to do it on the basis of "cost" and on the basis of "speed of delivery" as well as on the basis of the "quality of service".

Moreover, considering the "volume of trade", that the World Bank and the IMF have, both, already penciled-in or have earmarked for this region in the years to come, then I can easily see Berbera port, when it's done to the standard the DP World could upgrade into it, be in a position to make other ports in the region run for their money in a serious way. 

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Project Contractor Shafa Construction page here Berbera Terminal

Heavy Equipment Construction Start Date: 1st of November 2018

The construction will take 22 months which means it will be open for business in September 2020.

700 people will be employed during construction, majority of which will be locally sourced.

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/watch-why-the-uae-is-investing-in-a-somaliland-port-1.780501

 

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With MBS's back against the wall, do you think the UAE will be fearful of the future and calm is adventurous projects? Is it possible that the UAE bosses are currently weighing all options? Bravado has a limit. 

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42 minutes ago, Holac said:

With MBS's back against the wall, do you think the UAE will be fearful of the future and calm is adventurous projects? Is it possible that the UAE bosses are currently weighing all options? Bravado has a limit. 

DPWorld is trying to tap into Ethiopia's market. They are actually building a huge dry land port in DireDawa which will be fed by Berbera.

As soon as 70% capacity is reached with the new Port, that will trigger that start of the next phase which will add another 400m capacity.

 

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2 hours ago, Holac said:

With MBS's back against the wall, do you think the UAE will be fearful of the future and calm is adventurous projects? Is it possible that the UAE bosses are currently weighing all options? Bravado has a limit. 

Best opportunity for UAE. Remember that UAE and Saudis compete and even sabotage each other like in Yemen.

If UAE was to take the lead in Yemen, the war would have been done in a week. They would have bribed their way out of it.

UAE was feeling that the Saudi Prince was behaving cocky.

For public consumption of course they want to show solidarity and prevent Turkey from becoming protector of the Holy Places.

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Somaliland port development highlights Horn of Africa potential

Unrecognised state set to benefit from vital position on Red Sea Corridor

Tom Wilson in Berbera 14 HOURS AGO.


At the Berbera container port in the internationally unrecognised state of Somaliland, employees of Dubai-based DP World unload 40-foot crates from a hulking cargo ship as more vessels wait on the horizon.

The facility on the Gulf of Aden has been operated by DP World for about a year, with the company set to invest $442m in an expansion project that would more than quintuple the capacity.

That a global port operator is preparing to spend such a large sum in a state that is not recognIsed by the UN or anyone else is a stark example of the political and commercial battle taking place in the under-developed Horn of Africa — a gateway to lucrative trade routes through the Suez Canal and the fast-growing markets of Africa. It is also a testament to the relative stability that Somaliland’s isolated government has achieved since breaking away from Somalia 27 years ago. 

“More and more cargo is moving from Europe to the Far East and every ship passes in front of Berbera,” said Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, DP World chairman and chief executive, at a colourful groundbreaking ceremony this month in the Somaliland capital, Hargeisa. “Berbera is going to regain its [role] as a hub and an important port in a very important maritime transportation route.”

The Red Sea corridor that separates the African continent from the Arabian Peninsula has long been fought over by global powers. Britain established the Protectorate of Somaliland in 1888 to help it control the shipping routes from East Asia through the Red Sea to the Suez Canal. Later, after independence in 1960 and the ill-fated union with Somalia to the south, both the US and Russia built sections of the current quay at Berbera.

The new DP World investment comes at a time when Middle Eastern states including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar are projecting greater political and economic power in the Horn of Africa region. This year the UAE pledged $3bn in aid and investments to Ethiopia and played an important role in negotiating a historic peace deal between the country and its neighbour Eritrea.

The UAE has also extended its military reach by building a naval base at the Eritrean port of Assab. It has similar plans for Berbera, where it is constructing an Emirati air force base and a harbour. The facility is just five miles from DP World’s port, though the company said there was no connection between the military agreement and their commercial investment.

Saad Ali Shire, Somaliland’s foreign minister, said: “The Red Sea corridor has always attracted superpowers because of the importance of the maritime lane.” He added: “What attracts them is not new — what’s new is the new states that are now more powerful, more wealthy. They want to be seen, they want to flex their muscles.”

Part of the prize at Berbera is its proximity to the fast-growing economy of Ethiopia to the west. Ethiopia’s gross domestic product has risen tenfold in the past 15 years to more than $80bn but the landlocked country relies on a single port in Djibouti to manage more than 90 per cent of its trade. 

To reduce this dependence Addis Ababa this year announced it would take a stake in Berbera alongside DP World and the Somaliland government. But DP World’s Mr Sulayem said Ethiopia and the wider region still needed a further ten modern ports at least to keep pace with expected economic growth.

DP World’s commitment to Somaliland is driven, in part, by the collapse in its relations with Djibouti to the north, where until this year it ran the Dolareh container terminal, the only modern port along this section of Africa’s coastline. In February, Djibouti seized Doraleh after accusing DP World of deliberately under-using the port in favour of Berbera and other regional terminals.

Yet the push into Somaliland, is not without risk. The government in Somalia to the south opposed the DP World deal and as long as Somaliland’s independence is not recognised, Berbera remains part of Somalia under international law.

Muse Bihi Abdi, Somaliland’s president, said Somalia had no power to interfere with its ports or boundaries and that DP World’s investment would help the country to achieve international recognition. Somaliland declared independence from Somalia in 1991 but despite achieving relative peace and stability and holding regular elections, it has struggled to attract investment given its status as an unrecognised state.

“DP World is a big international company who dared to come to Somaliland and I hope a lot of other companies from other countries will follow,” Mr Abdi told reporters in Hargeisa. 

The partners plan to establish an economic area next to the port to attract manufacturers in the mould of the Jebal Ali free zone in the UAE, which hosts some 7,500 businesses employing more than 150,000 people. 

Walking the crumbling streets of Berbera, such plans seem ambitious. But the Somaliland government is steadfast. “We will continue to build our country in different fields, to attract the other members of the UN to recognise and co-operate with us,” said Mr Abdi. “That is our way.”

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Source:- https://www.ft.com/content/f48e5a18-d130-11e8-a9f2-7574db66bcd5 

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