Berbera is the coastal city in Somaliland. Berbera is the capital of the Sahil region of Somaliland and is the main sea port of the country.
In Berbera, there has been a lot of development projects going on over the past months, the local elected council of Berbera is chaired by Mayor Abdi-Shakur Hassan.
In 2016, DP World won a 30 years concession for the management and development of a multi-purpose port project at Berbera, Republic of Somaliland costing the investment up to $442 million and most recently, last month the Somaliland government and the European Union have launched the Berbera Urban Development Project worth 7.5 Million Euros aimed at supporting the inclusive and sustainable development of the coastal city. The Somaliland Vice President Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail Saylici who graced the launch of the project said it will contribute the first goal of Somaliland’s National Development Plan II – which is to reduce poverty through increased economic opportunities and coordinated investment in youth, services, production and infrastructure. He said that the government is giving top priority for the coastal development programs to create economic opportunities for the youth and women. The Minister of Planning and National Development Hassan Mohamed Ali outlined that Somaliland’s continued development trajectory requires resources beyond its own revenues.
Ishaku Maitumbi, Officer in Charge of the UN-Habitat Somalia Programme indicated that their support to Berbera Urban Development project reaffirms UN-Habitat’s commitment to promoting sustainable urbanization.
“It provides linkages between good urbanization, livelihood opportunities, and improved quality of life, as underlined in the New Urban Agenda. This project will play a part in positioning Berbera city as a strategic and vibrant economic zone not only in Somaliland but the larger Horn of Africa region.”
Climate Action Group (CAG) were ready to support the Local Government to address the climate change actions through our “Good Environmental Practices and Climate Change Awareness Initiative” #EnvironmentalAwarenessCampaign