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Year 2020 - an eventful year for Somaliland

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Projects that will be finalised This year.

1. Burco - Ceerigaabo Road - 300 km of fully locally funded paved road will be finished in September 2020. This road has already cut the travel time between Burco and Ceerigaabo by half. People now can have their breakfast in Hargeisa and have lunch in Ceerigaabo. A tremendous improvement. 

2. Berbera corridor Road - 200km modern highway that will connect Berbera to the trading town of Togwachale will be completed by October this year.

3. Berbera Port expansion - the new 400m Berbera Port Container Terminal will be completed by October this year

4. Berbera International Airport - the newly refurbished with new 4km runway, will be opened later in the year.

 

Projects that will be turning sod in 2020

1. Hargeisa - Burco Road via Oodweine, funded by African Development Bank and Somaliland Government, this 180km hinterland road will cut travel time between Hargeisa and Burco by 1/2. The current road via Berbera is total length 300km. The new road via Oodweine will be 180km. Travellers will be saving over 100km of fuel expense and a lot of time. This road will also help cut time to far Eastern regions i.e. time to reach Ceerigaabo will be further cut. 

2. Djibouti - Jigjiga Road via Borama, also Funded by Africa Development Bank, this is 250km Road that will link Djibouti and Jigjiga passing through Borama. 

3. Drill babe Drill - The first Oil well of many will get drilled this year.

4. Ceerigaabo - Mait Road - a 30km steep downhill/uphill road that winds down through Daallo Mountains and crosses Tabca Pass. This road will cut travel time to and from coastal communities. 

5. Mait Fishing Port - A port that will serve as an economic hub for Sanaag regions to tab into the rich fishing seas on its shore. 

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2 hours ago, Suldaanka said:

Projects that will be finalised This year.

1. Burco - Ceerigaabo Road - 300 km of fully locally funded paved road will be finished in September 2020. This road has already cut the travel time between Burco and Ceerigaabo by half. People now can have their breakfast in Hargeisa and have lunch in Ceerigaabo. A tremendous improvement. 

2. Berbera corridor Road - 200km modern highway that will connect Berbera to the trading town of Togwachale will be completed by October this year.

3. Berbera Port expansion - the new 400m Berbera Port Container Terminal will be completed by October this year

4. Berbera International Airport - the newly refurbished with new 4km runway, will be opened later in the year.

 

Projects that will be turning sod in 2020

1. Hargeisa - Burco Road via Oodweine, funded by African Development Bank and Somaliland Government, this 180km hinterland road will cut travel time between Hargeisa and Burco by 1/2. The current road via Berbera is total length 300km. The new road via Oodweine will be 180km. Travellers will be saving over 100km of fuel expense and a lot of time. This road will also help cut time to far Eastern regions i.e. time to reach Ceerigaabo will be further cut. 

2. Djibouti - Jigjiga Road via Borama, also Funded by Africa Development Bank, this is 250km Road that will link Djibouti and Jigjiga passing through Borama. 

3. Drill babe Drill - The first Oil well of many will get drilled this year.

4. Ceerigaabo - Mait Road - a 30km steep downhill/uphill road that winds down through Daallo Mountains and crosses Tabca Pass. This road will cut travel time to and from coastal communities. 

5. Mait Fishing Port - A port that will serve as an economic hub for Sanaag regions to tab into the rich fishing seas on its shore. 

All looks great except no.3

Oil is still very dangerous business in the Horn of Africa. Look no further than Sudan what oil can do to a country.

They give contract to ELF french and the english start arming another tribe. They give contract to Chinese and America brings sanctions and other troubles...never ending.

You either have to give control of everything like Nigeria or you have to be strong like Israel before you go to oil and gas.

 

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4 hours ago, Old_Observer said:

Oil is still very dangerous business in the Horn of Africa. Look no further than Sudan what oil can do to a country.

All the signs of resource curse can already be seen in Somalia. With a powerful country like USA, Cash rich Qatar already buying their horses in the game. It is going to be one of the world's textbook examples of how not to tap into one's resources. 

Nin aan waxa jooga garan, waxa soo socda ma garto. 

Fortunately, in Somaliland the people are where the power is. And one thing that differentiates Somalilanders from others is that, in Somaliland everything is discussed in the daylight, nothing is hidden. Anyone knows everything that is to it in Somaliland. It is just our nature and our way of doing things. 

In the case of Somalia, it is very much like Mafia bosses. A lot of things is done behind the curtains, a lot of heads roll and a lot of blood is shed to settle petty scores.

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Oodweyne   

Suldaanka,

This is also going to be a real "achievement round" year for Somaliland in-terms of the heavy investment coming in from various Western-based extractive businesses and "investing houses" of that sort. In particularly towards some areas of Sanaag region.

Which is the reason the building of Mydh port, and particularly the "arterial roads infrastructures" connecting the country's regions to each other are important in their own way. Let alone the real "multiplier effect" they can have from Macroeconomic perspective point-of-view for the nominal national growth of the economy of the country, henceforth. Since, in particular, infrastructure really is the most "salient contributor" to any nation's economical growth, if all other things are being made equal. So, all in all, it will good year around for us, that I have no doubt about it. 

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9 hours ago, Oodweyne said:

infrastructure really is the most "salient contributor" to any nation's economical growth

It used to take 4 hours to travel between Hargeisa and Borama. And when President Siilaanyo funded the 30km Dilla - Borama Road, the travel time has been cut to 2 hours. That means, the 30km rough road between Dilla and Borama used to take 2 hours.

Now this is the same road.

 

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Oodweyne   

^^^^ Suldaanka,

I have on good source that one of the biggest UK's construction company (I won't mention the name of it in this rather open platform) are planning to bid to build a modern and international standard port in Maydh city like the one DP World seems to be building now in Berbera. And that is from the British's side of the aisle who are putting out the "feelers" to our government to do this port.

And according to their "sales pitch", they are saying that they will build a major road connecting that port to Ceerigaabo (to sweetened the deal for the port, per se) and then on to the central Sanaag region. And in central Sanaag region, there is another British company who very soon will be bidding to start a "Nickel extraction business" that is found there abundantly in the ground beneath surface of that region. It's "complete package" namely, the port, the connecting road to the port, and the Nickel extraction site and processing plant in central Sanaag region, which in turn connecting to the port by the road. This "composite deal" will be involve with many companies from UAE, some Brits, and some Chinese. 

Moreover, as you know Nickel is very lucrative material to extract. For it's use for consumer electronic re-chargeable batteries. Or perhaps were I to put on my Electronic hat on in here, I can say that it's best think of it in-terms of your smart phone and the batteries at the back of it. And then think of it about the ability to provide the most fundamental "source material" in which such batteries can be made from. And then think of it in-terms of how much billions upon billions of national's wealth that the country that produce such "basic fundamental material" can look forward to in getting it's hands on, at least on year-on-year basis, if you are lucky to strike a deal like of that sort.

But all that couldn't happen unless you have a heavy investment of the upfront sort in which such lucrative business will need. And then you need "tailor-made-export-port" to which to export the material through it. Of course, Nickel is highly "toxin material", so it will need lots of environmental regulation to take care that its extraction process does not damage the environment, the habitat, along with the water-sources of the region, as well as the plants and the humans who live in the region and their animals.

This is the reason Somaliland needed to really bring Col. Caare's stupidity and his futile needless mutiny in Sanaag region to an end as soon as possible and as speediest as possible. For Sanaag region is really laden with all sort of "extract-able precious materials". Whilst on the other hand Sool and Togdheer are regions laden with commercial-able quantity of Oil (as Genel had already proved it). And of course, on the other hand, Awdal region (especially in Saylac area) is laden with natural Gas (although we are not yet sure of how much of a commercial quantity it is).

All of these are information that was hitherto a very "secret and extensive survey" in which Brits have done to our country from late 1940 till almost in 1959 (a decade almost of constant surveying of the natural resources across the country). And of course, the Brits being self-serving greedy chaps, who are always keeping their eye on the ball as well as on the money (as usual) will not give you these sort of "raw data" of your country's natural wealth for free. Unless and until they in turn get a bit of the action in terms of the deal you would wish to strike to "benefit" yourself and your country from that natural wealth of your nation.

Just as they never told the Arabian's Gulf states (which they did their national natural resource surveys when these countries were under the British colonial system, like they did for us back then) till each of these countries had agreed in turn to "share" the wealth with them. Which is the sole freaking reason the British's oil and Gas companies (mostly Shell and BP) were the first ones to drill gas and oil in those Gulf countries in the Arabia peninsula. Before the "straight-shooting-Yanks" came on the scene and proceeded to shoved the Brits, easily, aside and then did the business of being "commercial partner" with Arabian's gulf states, exclusively on his own terms.

.All in all, this is going to be a boom year of investment to Somaliland. For there are lots of companies, literally queuing up at the door for Somaliland, in-order for them to come-in now that the country from Awdal to Sanaag regions (and all the regions in between) are safe, peaceful, and secure, as well as open for real business.

And therefore the UK's investment houses, construction companies, and extractive industries will be rushing in this year. And some will be going to Awdal region, I believe in-order to start "prospecting" Gas extraction business. Whilst some others will be going to Sanaag region for metal and material extraction purposes. And some others (who are from some of the well known EU's Oil companies) will be be coming in to Sool and Togdheer regions for oil exploration.

Particularly, after that is Genel strike the first wells this year in Somaliland.

And of course, remember Holhol oil block in Sool region will be up for grabs in a sort of a "bidding competition" between the most of the Western major oil companies soon. However, my money is on the Brits to win the final around of the bidding process of these particular lucrative block.

And most likely it will be BP who will win these Holhol oil block of Sool region (Somaliland's government would want to "encourage" or "incentivize" the Brits to go the "extra-mile" for us in our "legal situation", if you get my drift). And that would be with BP, particularly if they can come to a "certain and satisfactory commercial deal" with the Yank's company (i.e., Chevron), which in turn hold currently the "legal licence" on those Holhol's oil block. Since it was given to them by Gen. Siad Barre's government back in mid-1980s.  

This going to be a really important year for Somaliland's development. That I have no doubt about it.

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A port in Mait is going to be a game changer for Sanaag region. The region is so rich in resources and farming opportunities but it lacks infrastructure. Hopefully these new initiatives will turn the page. 

Ceerigaabo needs a decent Airport to service its tourism potential. Just the Somali people making pilgrimage to their founding fathers resting place.

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Sheekha maydhyaaloow, sheekh Isaxaaqoow, awooow shar naga hay. :D  

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The founder of Samaroonia 

 

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The founder of Daaroodia

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The fittest gets the jobs. Somaliland Fire Brigade Authority oversees training course to select the fittest from would-be new recruits freshmen fire fighters for Berbera municiplity. 

 

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On 2/6/2020 at 11:43 AM, Suldaanka said:

A port in Mait is going to be a game changer for Sanaag region. The region is so rich in resources and farming opportunities but it lacks infrastructure. Hopefully these new initiatives will turn the page. 

Ceerigaabo needs a decent Airport to service its tourism potential. Just the Somali people making pilgrimage to their founding fathers resting place.

EFFXk8rXoAEqU20.jpg

Sheekha maydhyaaloow, sheekh Isaxaaqoow, awooow shar naga hay. :D  

220px-The_Tomb_of_Sheikh_Samaroon.jpg

The founder of Samaroonia 

 

Dobira1.JPG

The founder of Daaroodia

This is actually DOOBIRA DIR?  Our great great Grandma, Eebe Ha u Naxariistee.

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This is Darood tomb in Haylaan

 

if you are from Sanaag, u should have known this. :)

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Oodweyne   
46 minutes ago, maakhiri1 said:

if you are from Sanaag, u should have known this

Sorry to burst your balloon, laakiin Suldaanka waa nin reer HY- Hargeisa ah oo Sanaag ma aha. Aniga ayaa ah HY- Sanaag.  

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Oodka,

Awoowe, Ceerigaabo taar ayaan ku leeyay, Hargeisa taar ayaan ku leeyay, Gabiley taar ayaan ku leeyay. Nin taar badan ayaan ahee, sidaa iila soco. :D

9 hours ago, maakhiri1 said:

This is Darood tomb in Haylaan

Building ka dhawaan ayaa la dhisay. It is called vandalism when historic sites are changed or modified. The same thing is happening to Madina Al Minawara where historic graveyards are being vandalised with newly built buildings. 

Anyway, here is Doonbira's graveyard also vandalised.

 

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Dr. Sada Mire, an archaeologist talks about her work in Somaliland and the importance of preserving archaeological sites.

 

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