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Somaliland connected again with airport reopening

Posted 17 August 2013 · Add Comment

Somaliland's Hargeisa's Egal airport is to reopen, this is a major step forward in better connecting Somaliland to the rest of the African continent and the world.

2.4 Kilometers of runway has been completely refurbished, and the arrival and departure terminals have been expanded. Ethiopian Airlines will now fly to and from Addis-Ababa daily.

 
Five new wind turbines and a wind data monitoring station have been built, which will help power the airport.
 
Ahmed Dalal Farah, Director General of the Ministry of Civil Aviation & Air Transport said: “By investing in infrastructure the government hopes to encourage further trade and investment. We believe the improvements to Haregisa’s Egal airport will provide a real boost to Somaliland’s economy.”
 
The refurbishments have been paid for by the Kuwait Fund, the Somaliland government, and USAID.

 

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