President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo expressed his thanks and gratitude to the Government and people of Qatar under the leadership of the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, for Qatar’s development and humanitarian projects in Somalia and assistance to the people and Government of Somalia in various fields.
The president appreciated the great gains made from those projects, especially road projects, because of their positive impact on the Somali economy.
This came during a meeting between the Somalia president and General Manager of Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) Khalifa Jassim al Kuwari, to sign contracts and lay the foundation stone for two road projects in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, under the auspices of the president and under QFFD supervision.
QFFD General Manager Khalifa Jassim al Kuwari signed a contract for two road projects, the Mogadishu-Jowhar Road and the Mogadishu-Afgooye Road, and a contract to provide consultancy services with Astad Qatar Project Management Company.
The foundation stone for the two projects was laid by Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre on behalf of the president of Somalia.
The signing ceremony was attended by the Ambassador of Qatar to Somalia HE Hassan bin Hamza Hashim, and a delegation from the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’, as well as number of Somali ministers, officials and parliamentarians.
The length of Mogadishu-Jowhar road is 90km, while the length of Mogadishu-Afgooye is 22km.
The two projects aim to support Somali people by providing adequate infrastructure to stimulate the country’s economy, as well as creating new job opportunities in the market, which will accelerate the development of the country.
These two important projects are also part of QFFD’s interest in development projects, which are considered as two long-term development projects that ensure stability for the people of the region and enhance security and facilitate their lives to meet daily life requirements, in addition to their contribution in transporting goods to and from the port of Mogadishu in order to strengthen the internal and external economy.