Somalilandsun: Courtesy of Somaliland Development Fund Phase II the Upgrade of Maydh Port on Sanaag region has been luanched.
The launch was officiated by the Somaliland Minister for Livestock and Animal Husbandry Saeed Sulub
As he laid the foundation stone of the ‘new’ Maydh Fishing Port in Sanaag the minster said “I am pleased to launch the construction of the Maydh Fishing Port which will help implement the Government’s strategy for improved economic growth in the region”
According to the Najah Mohamud Adam, the Deputy Director of Somaliland Development Fund “The project will remarkably contribute to the socio-economic development of Eastern Somaliland regions. The construction will last for one year. By December 2021, we hope to officially open the port” .
Upon completion the new Maydh Jetty will improve interconnectivity by sea between Berbera and the 750,000 people living in the hinterland of Sanaag and parts of Togdheer, spurring regional economic growth as well as facilitating the transport of fish to markets. This support will boost food security, employment and incomes.
This project became viable after the main donors to the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF2) programme, the UK, Denmark and the Netherlands approved four agreements with the Somaliland Government to improve critical infrastructure to support economic growth. These projects were prioritised by Phase II of the Government of Somaliland’s National Development Plan, and will improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across Somaliland.
The new agreements, supporting projects on roads, agricultural facilities, water systems and fisheries will spur economic growth benefitting the region and helping contribute towards a stable, peaceful and resilient Somaliland while improving its resilience to future pandemics through enhanced water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure.