The last phase of the re-carpeting, re-habilitating and modernization of the EgalInternationalAirport has begun.

The disclosure was made yesterday by the Minister of Aviation Hon. Mohamud Hashi Abdi in a press conference held at his office.

The Minister who was flanked by his Director General Mr. Ahmed Dalal Farah said that he was happy that both public and private media fraternity were at hand to witness the beginning of the works on the last construction phase of overhauling the airport to the tremendous facelift.

“The solid works going both at the prioritized Hargeisa and Berbera airports is a great plus for the nation”, said Hon. Hashi.

He said that despite a minor setback at Berbera airport perimeter fencing, the work would continue as soon as some sighted mine explosives damped there were cleared.

In an apparent retort to the recent UCID allegations of misappropriation of funds, the minister was dismayed that distracters “tend to blabber about issues without verifying them”.

He said, “When people should talk then they should speak truth”.

He said that it was disheartening to see baseless allegations peddled that were far from factual evidence hence without any gradients of truths.

On his part, Mr. Farah gave a history of the airport which was commissioned back in 1958

Works are expected to be completed by June this year.


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