Berbera Corridor Construction Commences

Mar 2 , 2019

Construction of a road connecting Ethiopia with the Port of Berbera was officially launched last Thursday, February 28, 2019. The construction of Berbera Corridor was launched in Somaliland with the presence of Somaliland president Musa Bihi Abdi and Mustafa Mohammed Omer, deputy president of Ethiopia Somali Regional State. The 250Km dual carriageway between the Somaliland Port City of Berbera and the Ethiopian border is being funded by the UAE and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Construction Company. Ethiopia has a 19pc stake in the Port of Berbera, while Somaliland and DP World hold 30pc and 51pc shares, respectively.



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