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The inauguration of Berbera corridor project (portion of one billion US dollar project) will turn Somaliland into major regional trading hub

Today’s political and finance leaders have open eyes for future. The beginning is the most important part of the work, Plato. Every noble work seems first impossible, but nothing is impossible for willing hearts. Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination and ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. No doubt, we would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible, Vince turn dream into reality. The difference between impossible and possible lies in a man’s determination, Tommy Lasorda. Today’s world, business interest is the strongest diplomacy. Positive vision end result positive results. Peace, stability, democracy and business found fertile in Somaliland. This is what influenced DP world to invest one billion US dollar in Somaliland. When we live in world whereby political and business leaders design the future generations of their countries and their people.  They shape the economic growth of their countries that generates social progress for their people.  They plan the wellbeing of their people. They work the future of their people as good future belongs to those who prepare for it today. The best way to predict the future is to create it, Abraham Lincoln. Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now, Alan Lakein. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin, Mother Theresa. The future influences the present, Friedrich Nietzsche. The future depends on what you do today, Mahatma Gandhi.

It is universal understanding what we earn today is a byproduct of what we worked yesterday as nothing come free in this world.  All our dreams and our ambitions can only become true if we do something about them at present. We cannot change the past, but our future is in our own hands.  If Berbera corridor was a dream in the past, it become a reality at present.   If Berbera corridor was just a story, it became a reality nowadays. If Berbera corridor was just an idea before, it became a reality today. If Berbera corridor was just a rumors in the past, it became a reality at present.  If Berbera corridor was just talks of the town in the past, it became a reality now factual truth. It became undeniable evidences. Investing one billion US dollars in Somaliland by brotherly nation, UAE is the biggest gift in the history of Somaliland that carries everlasting, memories. This really golden opportunity for all Somaliland people. This great gift is a power of compassion.   Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn. This great project promising economic prosperity for Somaliland people. Thanks to UAE leadership, a brother nation. UAE leadership proved being true brother for Somaliland people.

The forefathers of this great nation aimed to build a modern trading hub which would ensure that the resources would continue to flow into the city and generate income just like other major global hubs such as London, New York, and Paris and UAE leadership has this vision into reality. This reality become destructive weapon against the enemies of Somaliland leading by fragile government in Somalia and contrary promising economy prosperity for Somaliland people. UAE leadership proved being true friend for Somaliland people can depend on. UAE leadership proved being true   friend for Somaliland people we can trust.  UAE leadership proved being honest brother for Somaliland people.  UAE leadership proved being economic partner for Somaliland people.  UAE leadership proved being strategic partner for Somaliland people. As nature, UAE people born as generous people. Generosity is way of life for UAE people. Generosity is traditional habit for UAE people.  In this great inauguration ceremony, Somaliland President Muse  Bihi Ahmed, accompanied by the President of the Somali Region of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, Mustafa Mohamed Omar have  kicked off the Constructing 250 KM paved road  in world standard which is linking Berbera to Somaliland-Ethiopian border town of Wajale. This is incredible success for Somaliland people.

. This road project as e Berbera Corridor which is funded by the Abu Dhabi Development Fund, will be over 250 kilometres long and will have seven major bridges. There will also be a 21 kilometre bypass to the Somaliland capital, Hargeisa.   Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, President Bihi traced the historical economic ties between Somaliland, UAE, and Ethiopia. Somaliland president has briefed economic potential importance for this marvelous road project. Apart being greatly contributing job opportunities for Somaliland job market, the same will develop trading opportunities for three countries Somaliland, Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates.   On his side, the President of the Somali Region of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, Mustafa Mohamed Omer, paid homage to the ties between all the Somali people in region, culturally, socially and economically. This great ceremony has inspired the entire Somaliland across the country as we never experienced in past such hearting breaking project like of this kind.

The president disclosed the Berbera Corridor will bring these ties even closer. UAE representative in the carmine, speaking on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Development, deputy-Director General, Syed Khalifa, highlighted the potential of the Berbera Corridor along with the development of the Port of Berbera by DP World. This highway will turn Berbera into a major regional trading hub. The construction of the road is expected to take up to 22 months and will also link with a new civilian airport in Berber… Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream. Debby Boone.  The most important single ingredient in the formula of success knows how to get along with people. Nothing can stop the man with the right idea achieving his goal. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before. To eat the fruits of success, one has strong determination and the vision of work hard. This great project is a light that shines hope and inspire Somaliland all people.  Thanks the generosity of UAE people and their noble leadership that turn a desert country into the most advanced human development on earth.

Ismail Lugweyne