Somaliland: Aviation Ministry Embarks on Burao Airport Development


Aviation Minister Mahmud Hashi (L) gets a briefing on Airport development/archive

By: Moody Boodle

Hargeisa: (Somalilandsun) – Burao airport is the next targeted in the ongoing development of airports in the country following successful Egal in Hargeisa and Berbera in Sahil.

This was revealed by the Somaliland minister of aviation Hon. Mohamud Hashi Abdi after his monitoring and evaluation tour of Burao airport which construction for its planned expansion project is going on.

The minister said that the project is a success hence it a large portion of land that belonged to the airport and had been invaded by squatters illegally has been recovered and development work proceeding accordingly.

In the media briefing the minister stated that the airport in Burao had been deleted from the ICAO world airports records after it airstrip was looted.He added that the government started the battle of relocating the vast looted lands that was legally part of Burao airport.

The minister said that the project has also succeeded in the construction of a 9 km perimeter wall of which 4.5 km is a bricked concrete wall and the other 4.5 km is barbed wire which ICAO have approved

The aviation minister said that the next project is the construction of a 3 km runway that will commence soon.

He concluded by saying that the Hargeisa and Berbera airports respectively pass the international airports standard and the government will to it that the other remaining ones follow the suit.