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Qatar Plans to Build New Port in Central Somalia Town of Hobyo

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Mwani Qatar has entered into an investment partnership with the Somali side to construct the Hobyo Port in Mudug region of central Somalia ...

Mwani Qatar has entered into an investment partnership with the Somali side to construct the Hobyo Port in Mudug region of central Somalia, HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim bin Saif al-Sulaiti announced on Monday.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications said this investment reflects the strength of bilateral relations between Qatar and the Republic of Somalia, adding that this project is a key building block to the field of cooperation in maritime transport, and will contribute to opening new horizons of cooperation between the two countries for the benefit of the two peoples.

A ministry press release said the Hobyo Port will be designed and built according to the latest international standards and according to the highest standards in safety and security fields, in a way that will bring many economic benefits for Somalia in terms of the investment returns and the great business opportunities that the port will offer by enhancing the commercial relationship with new markets in Africa and access to international markets, in addition to providing maritime services to wider areas in Somalia.

The Hobyo Port is an important Somali harbour due to its proximity to the Bab al-Mandab Strait, one of the most important sea crossing points in the world. It is also important due to its location in the Mudug region , which links the south and north of the country.

Mwani Qatar is responsible for managing the nation's seaports and shipping terminals. Alongside its oversight of the country's quays, dry ports, and container terminals, Mwani Qatar provides navigation assistance and pilotage, towage, and Aids to Navigation (AtoNs) as well as loading, unloading, cargo handling, and storage. It is also involved in developing seaports and related services in line with international standards.

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'Mwani Qatar' is Qatar's response to UAE's DP World.  It currently only operates Doha's main port and has signed agreements with Omar Al Bashir's Sudan to build a Terminal Port in that country. The deal with Omar Al Bashir could be on shaky grounds since UAE and Saudi Arabia are now running Khartoum new government. 

 

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35 minutes ago, Suldaanka said:

'Mwani Qatar' is Qatar's response to UAE's DP World.  It currently only operates Doha's main port and has signed agreements with Omar Al Bashir's Sudan to build a Terminal Port in that country. The deal with Omar Al Bashir could be on shaky grounds since UAE and Saudi Arabia are now running Khartoum new government. 

 

Both UAE and Saudi Arabia have common objectives:

1. Continuation of the Janjeweed militia fighting in Yemen for them

2. Not to have a revolution succeed in the Arab world

The accusation in Sudan is that the Military are just Al Bashir by another name. The military had said they will honor agreements with Turkey and Qatar previously. The opposition is also not too keen on siding with Saudi and UAE against Turkey and Qatar.

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There was an economic need for a port in the Central regions. And it seems Hobyo Port is going to assume that position. 

Mogadishu was too far and had to go through too many check-points. Bosaso is too far and too small. 

The wider affect is that this will be seen as an economic assault on Puntland.

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Definetly an assault on Puntland. Why didn't they build it in Garacad which is 20 KM from Hobyo? Politics. 

Qatar is investing everyone Alshabab is active because that is how it will continue to fund the terrorism. 

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Dalmar1   
2 hours ago, Suldaanka said:

There was an economic need for a port in the Central regions. And it seems Hobyo Port is going to assume that position. 

Mogadishu was too far and had to go through too many check-points. Bosaso is too far and too small. 

The wider affect is that this will be seen as an economic assault on Puntland.

 

1 hour ago, Dahireeto said:

Definetly an assault on Puntland. Why didn't they build it in Garacad which is 20 KM from Hobyo? Politics. 

Qatar is investing everyone Alshabab is active because that is how it will continue to fund the terrorism. 

 

Garacad has nothing to do with Galmudug as its an Puntland project, Hobyo is purely for the Galmudug state, a state that has not Port Currently.

So those who say that its an assualt on Puntland make no sense, because building Hobyo was always about building Galmudug state and its allies down South Somalia.

 

This is the Federalism era, so let every state build its own, same with Galmudug building its own Hobyo port and then closing its northern border off which will then confine Garacad port within Puntland which will then not affect Galmudug.

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gooni   

Waxaad naftaada la jeceshahay
Walaalkaana la jeclow

Balse aragtidayda caleenta iyo dhirta quruxda badan waxaa ka fiican carro sanka ama ciidda wanaagsan oo aad ku gam'i karto  kuna nabad geli karto dhib la'aan iyo cudur la'aan.

Waan ku waafaqsanahay daahireeto in garacad laga dhiso waayo waa carro san lagu gam'i karo.

Hobyo waxaa dhici karta in burcad badeed la wareegto dhib badana soo kordhiso

Wadada dheer meesha ay ka degaan reer hobyo 70 yaasiin yaa lagu maraa iyo 21 bisinka ilaahay 

Ka waran hadii lagu dhaho wadada dhinac uga leexo oo hobyo u safar?

 
 

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Apophis   
54 minutes ago, gooni said:

Waxaad naftaada la jeceshahay
Walaalkaana la jeclow

Balse aragtidayda caleenta iyo dhirta quruxda badan waxaa ka fiican carro sanka ama ciidda wanaagsan oo aad ku gam'i karto  kuna nabad geli karto dhib la'aan iyo cudur la'aan.

Waan ku waafaqsanahay daahireeto in garacad laga dhiso waayo waa carro san lagu gam'i karo.

Hobyo waxaa dhici karta in burcad badeed la wareegto dhib badana soo kordhiso

Wadada dheer meesha ay ka degaan reer hobyo 70 yaasiin yaa lagu maraa iyo 21 bisinka ilaahay 

Ka waran hadii lagu dhaho wadada dhinac uga leexo oo hobyo u safar?

 
 

It is understanbadle why you guys are focuses so much on Kismayo and Jubbaland. You are nothing in your home territories of Galmudug. Not even a .5

And those people in galmudug don’t play around like OGs in Jubbaland.

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Apophis   
5 hours ago, Dalmar1 said:

 

 

Garacad has nothing to do with Galmudug as its an Puntland project, Hobyo is purely for the Galmudug state, a state that has not Port Currently.

So those who say that its an assualt on Puntland make no sense, because building Hobyo was always about building Galmudug state and its allies down South Somalia.

 

This is the Federalism era, so let every state build its own, same with Galmudug building its own Hobyo port and then closing its northern border off which will then confine Garacad port within Puntland which will then not affect Galmudug.

I agree that Hobyo port should be built but I would not trust any N&N and their financiers promises.

Until they deliver, it is an empty promise. Maybe for political aims.

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Dalmar1   
2 hours ago, Apophis said:

I agree that Hobyo port should be built but I would not trust any N&N and their financiers promises.

Until they deliver, it is an empty promise. Maybe for political aims.

Very true trusting N&N is akin to suicide, but as we all know that the Galmudug boys no matter how much you give or bestow upon will never choose you, look at HSM he gave so much yet in the election our voted didn't go to him, so im very sure same thing or worse outcome will dealt with farmaajo &kheire.

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galbeedi   

It is a good move. 

Somalia could accommodate a port in every 300 km. We are bordering a 100 million landlocked nation of Ethiopia. Some should be big container ports  while others should help local people export livestock and increase trade within the local economy. Trade is the only way to alleviate poverty.

Hobyo port is directly facing the gas rich country side ofv the Somali region. Pipelines from Shilaabo to Hobyo  is probably less than 500 km if you go directly without  going Gaalkacayo.  It is closer than both Berbera and Boosaaso.

If this project is built as promised, it might embarrass the UAE who had done nothing but manage Berbera and Boosaaso in order to keep others out. THe DP world is paying pennies (5 million a year) to Somaliland without any investment. THey never built the roads to Wajaale or any other investment.

If one want to know the evil of UAE , just look across the Red Sea in Yemen. They nurtured and built a South Yemen separatist army and are ready to leave  the country after creating a chaos. THey were the first who pushed the Saudis to invade and help the government, and now they are abandoning after getting a threatening message from Iran. They know that if war breaks in the region, they will be the first casualty.

The so called military base in Berbera is already abandoned by the UAE. They can no longer project power outside their country. If few more ships are targeted in the gulf , they will be abandoned by merchant ships and others for trade. This gulf fools immerse themselves with dangerous games without thinking. This time they are a sitting ducks. Who ever entered agreements with them is holding an empty bag including greedy Somalis.

Ir it were up to me , I would abandon the Arab league and the gulf totally. A rich kid who is playing money he didn't work for is always a disaster waiting to happen. Nations advance through hard work, technological know how and following a well thought wisdom.

Look at the ruler of Dubai. His own daughter tried to escape while publicizing her ordeal  in the media. She was captured and no one knows where she is. His own wife  , the daughter of king Hussein of Jordan escaped with her daughters with the help of a German national and settled in England.

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This people are " Asfalu Saafiliin". They are the worst among the people of the earth, and everyone who associates with them will regret.

Just like the early Makkah residents who were seeking to extinguish every light of Islam during the time of the Prophet, the Emirates are trying to destroy the hopes of every Arab nation that tries to be democratic and accountable to the people. They are spending billions in Egypt to prop up the killer Al Sisi; they are trying to derail the people's revolution in Algeria and Sudan. But like the early Makkans, they will fail InshAllah.

 

 

 

 

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Apophis   

These 100 million landlock Ethiopians you people harp on about are too poor to need any port.

How come with its claimed population size, kenya has more than twice the per capita income than ethiopia.

They have systemic problems that even 100 ports cannot solve.

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Duufaan   

Ports are not everything but good for the local economy. Hobyo has always been a port and it is location is perfect for the whole central Somalia communities to develop. Baraawe, Laasqorey, and Saylac should be next. I think Qatar is serious about this. For the 200 million is nothing for Qatar, the question is if local people and central government can grantee the security. There is nothing in place right now.

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