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Expansion of Hargeisa Airport officially launched

Plans to expand the Egal international airport have been officially launched after President   Ahmed Silanyo laid the foundation stone on Sunday for the $5.61 million project.

The airport is set to commission the upgrade project which the government says is part of a  bigger plan to improve the facility to make it a regional flight hub.

They added that the airport was first constructed by the British Empire in 1958 and since has not had any major upgrade.

he president explained that the government of Kuwait, through Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, has pledged $10 million for Hargeisa’s Egal international airport and Berbera airport, a coastal town on the Red sea

The project is expected to be completed within fifteen months by China Holo Group who won the tender bidding.

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