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June 5, 2014

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Somaliland Administration officially handed over a wind energy facility project to power the Hargeisa Egal International Airport during a ceremony on June 2, 2014.  The Somaliland Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources assumed control of and responsibility for the facility and will oversee its operations.

The ceremony was held at the Hargeisa Egal International Airport and was officiated by Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo, and attended by the Ministers of Civil Aviation, Planning, Environment, Interior, Information, and Water, USAID’s Acting Somalia Office Director Hodan Hassan, and representatives from the private sector and civil society. 

Together with the local governments and the private sector, the Partnership promotes economic growth and stabilization in Somaliland and Puntland. USAID’s Partnership works with government and the private sector to improve an enabling environment for investment and generate more productive employment. The program began in April 2011 in Somaliland and then expanded to Puntland in mid-2012.

USAID’s goal in Somalia is to increase stability through targeted interventions that foster good governance, improve economic recovery, and reduce the appeal of extremism.  In this context, TIS aims to:


Last updated: October 22, 2014

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