Somalilandsun: Construction of Maydh fishing jetty, that will will impact the livelihood of over 1m people in Sanaag and Togdeer regions has been completed.
The construction of the jetty is among the approved projects funded by the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) and implemented by the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development.
It was part of the SDF phase two, funded by UK, Denmark and Netherlands at a cost of $4,822,600
The first phase was implemented from 2013 to 2018. The second phase started in September 2018 and is planned to go to March 2024.
The Somaliland Development Fund is a pooled fund with contributions from the United Kingdom, Denmark and the Netherlands. Representatives of the donors are member of the Joint Steering Committee.
At a strategic level, Maydh is identified as one of the several ports and harbours for development under NDP2. Upon completion of the construction, which is expected to take 18 months. Maydh jetty is expected to improve interconnectivity by sea between Berbera and Sanaag and parts of Togdheer regions, hence spurring economic growth potentially benefiting about 750,000 people. Ultimately, once completed, Maydh jetty will enhance food security, employment, and livelihoods of the people in these regions through a swift supply of fish and other commercial goods.
At the local level, the immediate beneficiaries of the project will be about 10,000 local fishing communities and traders. The project is expected to result in improved landing and mooring infrastructure for fishing communities and other traders, thus opening opportunities for larger vessels to dock. It will also facilitate the transport of increased fish catch to the market, as well as other commodities. Finally, the project is planned to complement the investments made under the first phase of SDF in cold storage and ice-making facilities in Lasurweyn, Hiis and Maydh.
The Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) was established in 2012 to provide a single vehicle through which development partners could support Somaliland’s development goals. The SDF supports the Government of Somaliland (GoSL) filling a critical gap through funding projects that are fully aligned to the National Development Plan (NDP) while at the same time recognizing the role of GoSL in the delivery of basic services.
The Somaliland Development Fund supports the Government of Somaliland to deliver infrastructure that relevant for inclusive economic development. It focuses on sustainable investments that spur job creation and fast growth, while at the same time laying the foundation for long-term resilience and development, leading to a more stable and peaceful Somaliland.
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