DP World and the Somalia’s government of Puntland have signed a construction agreement for expansion and upgrade works at the Port of Bosaso.
The 12-month project will include the development of a 150-metre quay, as well as repairs to the current 215-metre quay.
Other infrastructure will include the development of a new 3000 square metre container yard, and a 4000 square metre container stripping yard.
The gate area to the port will also be upgraded to improve access control.
Works are slated to kick off in early 2023.
Upon completion, the port will be able to handle container vessels and attract more direct calls from feeder ships from Dubai and other regional hubs.
“The expansion and upgrade of the Port of Bosaso is key to Puntland’s economic growth, which will benefit not just the people of the state, but also Somalia and the Horn of Africa,” said Ahmed Yaasiin Saalah, Minister of Ports and Maritime Transport.
“It will ensure the region is further integrated into the global trade ecosystem, as a bigger, more efficient port with the ability to receive container vessels, will facilitate increased trade.”
The company aims to offer import/export movement throughout the Middle East and beyond.