The Qatari funded road construction linking Mogadishu and Afgooye will be completed in two months’ time, Prime Minister Hassan Khaire has said.
The PM said the 30-kilometre stretch is now nearing completion and will be open for public use early 2020. The construction has previously been hampered by Al-Shabaab interruptions including instances where Turkish engineers who are running the project were targeted previously in IED attacks.
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The Qatari Investment Authority signed the $200 million road construction project with the Somali government in November 2017. The project covers the construction of the roads linking Mogadishu to Jowhar and Mogadishu to Afgooye.