By: Yusuf M Hasan
Somalilandsun – construction of over 300 kms of tarmac road linking Erigavo town to the rest of the country through Burao has been initiated.
The Somaliland presidency minister Hirsi Haji Ali accompanied by the Roads Development Authority-RDA manager Prof Hasan Ali Osman officially launched construction of the road at the Burao Erigavo road junction at Afmadow in Toghdeer region.
the Hirsi launch which initiates construction of an initial 10 km stretch from Afmadow runs concurrently with the launch at Erigavo covering 10 kms with the one at El’afweine stretching for 5kms and 5kms in Gara’adag of which the later three are in Sanaag region.
This project which is the ambitious of the Kulmiye party administration was instigated by President Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo when he laid the foundation stone at Afmadow on 16th September 2013.
Said to cost several millions in dollars the government has with part donations from the citizenry both in the country and in the Diaspora purchased several earthmovers intended for the project whose successfully implementation shall turn Sanaag in the East from a dependant region to a producing one making Somaliland self reliant in almost 85% of foodstuffs.