Berbera - Burco Road

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Press Release - President launches the SDF2 funded Burao-Berbera Road Rehabilitation Project

The project seeks to fully rehabilitate 62 km of road and four bridges between Burao and Berbera with an aim of improving connectivity between Burao and Berbera towns. This will effectively provide better connectivity between Eastern Somaliland, which is the largest source of Somaliland livestock, and the seaport city of Berbera.

Under the project, the following activities are being implemented:

Full rehabilitation of 62 km of the Burao-Berbera Road that comprises shoulder, edge breaks repairs, pothole patching and providing 40mm asphalt overlay.
Full rehabilitation of four bridges, namely Dubur Bridge, Laaleys
Bridge, Gelokor Bridge and Kalajab Bridge.
Full detailed design of Erigavo-Maydh road.
Supply and installation of road maintenance equipment.
Technical training of the MoTRD staff in road maintenance.
Development of road safety policy and supporting its roll out.

Recently, three firms were contracted under the SDF to concurrently implement the rehabilitation of the road works including the four bridges at the cost of USD 8 million. These firms are Somaliland Hono Group, Ihsan Construction and Drilling Company and Chongqing Overseas Construction Corporation (COCC). The firms are expected to fully complete the rehabilitation work in the next 12 months. Once completed, the proposed project is expected to lead to a reduction in travel times, vehicle operating costs and motor vehicle accidents, in areas traversed and connected by the road.

Is a road from Burco to Hargeysa not more important? Why not request that instead…

Very very important for easing the movement of peoples & goods between Eastern and Western regions. In fact, it will slash the travel time by half and help reduce fuel or wear/tear costs of vehicles.

This road should have been a highest priority.

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If it cost 8 million dollars (according to SDF2) to build this 64 km road including 4 bridge rehabilations, how much would it take to build the Oodweyne road?

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Road has reached Sheikh (from Burco)