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Year 2020 - an eventful year for Somaliland

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YaxaaS   

Somaliland should absolutely prioritise implementing postal address system, especially with the technology now available.

 

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1 hour ago, Tallaabo said:
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The new agreements, supporting projects on roads, agricultural systems, water facilities and fisheries, will spur...

 

A number of key infrastructure that will certainly contribute the economy and most importantly will create employment and unlock opportunities. 

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51 minutes ago, maakhiri1 said:

The deal from Djibouti is working for Sl, what did Farmaajo get? MISE.WAA laga xoqday

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Cheeseman bilo ayaa u hadhay, maxay kale ayaad ka filanaysay? :D 

 

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1 hour ago, Suldaanka said:

A number of key infrastructure that will certainly contribute the economy and most importantly will create employment and unlock opportunities. 

Agreed. All of those infrastructure projects will have tremendous positive impact on the Somaliland economy and Somalilanders lives. I in particular am big fan of the Maydh fishing project. I've long felt that with Berbera becoming a major international commercial hub, the Somaliland fishing industry would need a seperate fishing port/hub. I truly believe Maydh can become that. It should do wonders for the Western Sanaag economy.

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Oodweyne   

Suldaanka,

Do you remember that long massage I send you few months back about Maydh port, and how it will be a "game changer" economically for Sanaag region?

Well, things will kick off soon when this Covid virus is behind us. And a major investment is going to be heading to Sanaag region by a major UK construction company who will be building the port so that Maydh port can be a "conduit" for the "extractive industry" of Sanaag region that will be got going soon there with the investment from our "new friend" from Far East Asia.

Things are looking good for Somaliland and in Sanaag in particular.

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8 minutes ago, Oodweyne said:

Suldaanka,

Do you remember that long massage I send you few months back about Maydh port, and how it will be a "game changer" economically for Sanaag region?

Well, things will kick off soon when this Covid virus is behind us. And a major investment is going to be heading to Sanaag region by a major UK construction company who will be building the port so that Maydh port can be a "conduit" for the "extractive industry" of Sanaag region that will be got going soon there with the investment from "new friend" from Far East Asia.

Things are looking good for Somaliland and in Sanaag in particular.

This would be fantastic progress.

It does mean that we have to secure the Sanaag border more effectively. Those pirate terrorists would love nothing more than to disrupt the fantastic progress we're making, and it will be easier for them do so when that progress reaches their front doors. They are so spiteful that they would do that even if it meant curtailing their own stability and economic progress.

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Oodweyne   
12 hours ago, Timacaddeh said:

This would be fantastic progress.

It does mean that we have to secure the Sanaag border more effectively. Those pirate terrorists would love nothing more than to disrupt the fantastic progress we're making, and it will be easier for them do so when that progress reaches their front doors. They are so spiteful that they would do that even if it meant curtailing their own stability and economic progress.

Timacaddeh,

Well, it's indeed good news for Sanaag region. That region has been neglecting for so long, but now that Somaliland Development Fund (SDF - phase two) is about to start, it will also allow interesting parties to invest in that region.

And that means private companies who wanted to be given the "go-ahead" by their states in the West are now going to invest heavily. Which is where some of the renown British construction companies, who are interesting in investing in this areas comes in.

Of course, the Taiwanese are also keen in "dipping" their foot in the "Extrative industry" that can be "stood-it-up" in this area. Remember Sanaag has a known rare earth materials and other minerals that go into electronic chips.

Moreover, I know for a fact that some investment houses from UK (those companies that are known to invest what is known "virgin territories") are also keen to get involve this area and in this specific sort of business.

As for the pirates to our east, they are "known quantity", in the sense of everyone knowing how cowardly to a man, beaten militarily and defeated psychological, they are.

Of course they will always talk a "great game", as they are fond of it in doing it so. Particular, as the members of that wretched Ilk who are in this joint can easily attest to.

But the question is when was the last time the pirate's fiefdom ever walked away with a "decisive military victory" from any battlefield engagement in which they were involved in against Somaliland's army?

And the answer is never happened.

Which is why we keep moving forward in Sool region, every few years, and they keep on retreating backwards into their Nugaal region.

Consequently, we are now at the point whereby our Somaliland's army is much closer to their capital of Garowe than they are to Las-Anod. And that, of course, wasn't even the case a few years ago.

Hence, if there's one thing that is "constant", that doesn't change much in Somali political world, is that of pirate's cowardly conduct of forever running away from any fight in which they may find themselves in. And that of Somaliland sheer ability to keep on chasing, forever, these "balls-less half-men" from pirate's land. And do so from pillar to post and back again, in any given day of the week.

So I am not worrying that much about these pirates and any "conniving underhand tactics" in which they may have to disturb any investment done by some British and by the sort of Taiwanese companies that could be interesting to invest in our country, which in turn may be going into Sanaag region specifically. Particularly, when it truly get going in due course.

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YaxaaS   

Masha Allah. I agree Somaliland's coastal communities (most underutilised resource) have been neglected far too long especially by way of infra structure development. Travelling from Ceerigaabo to Maydh or Xiis is an undertaking to say the least. Investing in roads/tunnels like Tabca, leading to these communities, should be a priority. The tourism potential should also not be under estimated.

 

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1 hour ago, Oodweyne said:

Timacaddeh,

Well, it's indeed good news for Sanaag region. That region has been neglecting for so long, but now that Somaliland Development Fund (SDF - phase two) is about to start, it will also allow interesting parties to invest.

And that means private companies who wanted to be given the "go-ahead" by their states in the West are now going to invest. Which is where the Brits construction companies interesting in investing in this areas comes in.

Of course, the Taiwanese are also keen in "dipping" their foot in the Extrative industry that can be "stood-it-up" in this area (remember Sanaag has a known rare earth and other minerals that go into electronic chips). And some investment houses from UK are also keen to get involve this area.

As for the pirates, they are known quantity, in the sense of knowing how cowardly, beaten and defeated they are. Of course they will always talk a "great game". As the members of that wretched Ilk who are in this joint can easily attest to.

But the question is when was the last time the pirate's fiefdom ever walked away with a "decisive victory" from any battlefield engagement in which they were involved in against Somaliland?

And the answer is never.

Which is why we keep moving forward in Sool region, every few years, and they keep on retreating backwards into their Nugaal region. Consequently, we are now at the point whereby our army is much closer to their capital of Garowe than they are to Las-Anod. And that, of course, wasn't even the case a few years ago.

Hence, if there's one thing that is "constant" that doesn't change much in Somali political world, is that of pirate's cowardly conduct of forever running away from any fight in which they may find themselves in. And that of Somaliland's sheer ability to keep on chasing, forever, these "balls-less half-men" from pirate's land. And do do from pillar to post and back again.

So I am not worrying that much about these pirates and any "conniving underhand tactics" in which they may have to disturb any investment by the Brits and by Taiwanese companies, which in turn may be going in to Sanaag region, particularly, when it truly get going in due course.

All good, fair points.

However, my concern isn't that they can put up any meaningful resistance by way of their supposed armies.

My only concern would be potential insurgent, undercover terrorist activity. Somaliland has generally done a fantastic job of subduing that throughout the rest of Somaliland. Sool & Sanaag have been a bit of a Wild West (or Wild East) if you will, and needs some stability brought it to, for these progressive projects to bear fruit.

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19 hours ago, Timacaddeh said:

All good, fair points.

However, my concern isn't that they can put up any meaningful resistance by way of their supposed armies.

My only concern would be potential insurgent, undercover terrorist activity. Somaliland has generally done a fantastic job of subduing that throughout the rest of Somaliland. Sool & Sanaag have been a bit of a Wild West (or Wild East) if you will, and needs some stability brought it to, for these progressive projects to bear fruit.

Taiwan trains counter-terrorism troops for Middle Eastern country

Taiwan's 42-year-old MPSSC has already trained one group of recruits while another on hold due to pandemic, local media claims

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By Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

2020/05/09 13:55

MPSSC in 2017. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high-ranking military official has claimed that a Middle Eastern country has inked a training agreement with Taiwan, according to a Liberty Times Net (LTN) exclusive story.

Under the deal, Taiwan's Military Police Special Services Company (MPSSC), under the Military Police Command, is responsible for coaching the Middle Eastern country's counter-terrorism force. They will travel to Taiwan in groups for training that will enhance their knowledge, skill, and responsiveness in the war against terror.

Similar to the United States Army Special Forces (Green Berets), the MPSSC was established in 1978 and has earned international acclaim for counter-terrorism operations and protecting high-ranking officials and ambassadors in Taiwan. It is also known for anti-hijacking and anti-sabotage operations.

Taiwan is one of the few Asian countries capable of training special task forces and providing such services to other countries, according to LTN. It reported the first batch of trainees has concluded training and returned to home, while a second batch of recruits is on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3930970?fbclid=IwAR0emABRyt6O1Tu0X9gkWMx7vMox2MgKtLVwCAOv3zIB_heUQwd_e2IfBps

 

Rumours has it that it's Somaliland.

 

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Tallaabo   
3 hours ago, Fyr said:

Rumours has it that it's Somaliland.

And when they are training our navy and Air force it will be reported as a "Latin American"  and an "Eastern European" country respectively 😁

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On 7/6/2020 at 12:01 AM, Oodweyne said:

Suldaanka,

Do you remember that long massage I send you few months back about Maydh port, and how it will be a "game changer" economically for Sanaag region?

Well, things will kick off soon when this Covid virus is behind us. And a major investment is going to be heading to Sanaag region by a major UK construction company who will be building the port so that Maydh port can be a "conduit" for the "extractive industry" of Sanaag region that will be got going soon there with the investment from our "new friend" from Far East Asia.

Things are looking good for Somaliland and in Sanaag in particular.

One of the business leaders in Hargeisa who is originally from Melbourne who came here during the Ramadan gave us some updates on these projects. 

Things were moving very steadily until this COVID19 issue. Hopefully it will be back on track soon. 

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