Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has today officially cut the ribbon the newly constructed Gara’ad port in Somalia’s Puntland state, after colorful event held on Saturday in the Indian ocean coast town of Gara’ad.
Its first Somali self-own project being built a port which will serve millions of people living in neighboring country Ethiopia and beyond.
Speaking at the inauguration event, president Said Deni of Puntland whose administration facilitate this mega project, said the port has completed its first phase called business people to take part the infrastructure development in the country like ports and roads.
Officials including Ethiopia’s Somali state president Mustafa Mohamed Omar, South West president Abdi Aziz Laftagaren, Kenyan defense minister Adan Duale, state ministers from Ethiopia and hundreds of dignitaries were among the attendees of this ceremony.
President of Somali federal republic H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who wrapped up the event has finally taken podium, and he congratulates the Puntland administration for their role on this project and called other federal member state to follow suit this.
“There is another much bigger meaning of building the Gara’ad port, which is it’s the Somali self-own project, and it’s a good example how the people are capable when they work together,” said the president.
He stressed, how this port to crucial in the economic development in the Horn of Africa region, and he declared on the spot the fund which will build the road links the port and neighboring Ethiopia is released.
This new deep-water container terminal on the Indian Ocean has started in 2020. The multi-million-dollar, community and privately-funded Gara’ad port.