2018 October 12 16:04

Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of work at DP World Berbera in Somaliland

Construction work on the development of the multi - purpose Berbera port in the Republic of Somaliland has  started with a special ground - breaking ceremony to mark the occasion. H.E. President of the Republic of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi and DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem launched the first phase of work and  thanked attending government officials and partners for their support at the start of  a new era of growth for the country.

The first phase will consist of building a 400 - metre quay and 250,000 square metre yard  extension as well as the development of a free zone to create a new regional trading hub.  DP World Berbera, the joint venture company, will also serve land locked countries in the Horn of Africa such as Ethiopia which has a 19% stake in the project as a shareholder.

Long term DP World partner Shafa Al Nahda Contracting have been awarded the construction contract for the port expansion. Shafa Al Nahda have been involved in the Port of Dakar expansion in Senegal as well the Port of Maputo expansion project in Mozambique.