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Republic of Somaliland
Ministry of National Planning and Development


Hargeisa, Somaliland. On 9 June 2015 – a delegation from the Government of Somaliland (GoSL) accompanied by the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) donors visited the Roads Development Agency (RDA) laboratory to see the equipment funded by the SDF. Later on, the delegation visited Hargeisa Water Agency (HWA) pipe storage facility where recently imported pipes for Hargeisa Urban Water Supply Upgrading Project pipes have been stored.

The purpose of the visit was to provide the GoSL and the donors with an opportunity to see recently supplied modern laboratory in RDA as well as the recently arrived 371 container loads with 3,696 pieces of 600mm ductile pipes (slightly over 21km) meant for use in the upgrading of the Hargeisa Urban Water main water pipeline. An additional 124 containers with pipes, valves and fittings are expected during the coming month.  Both laboratory equipment and the pipes are funded by the SDF.

From the GoSL side, the members of the delegation were the State Minister of Finance, Osman Sahardid and Mr Ibrahim Siyad, the General Manger of HWA and Prof Hassan Ali Osman, the General Manager of RDA.  The donors were represented by officials from UK Department of International Development (DFID) and Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Embassy of Norway sent their apologies.  

 On behalf of the SDF donors, Pauline Seenan, Head of Economic and Human Development Team at the HWA pipes yard said that: “We are happy to confirm the arrival of the pipes in Hargeisa and appreciate the amount of work that was involved in importing them from China, clearing them through Berbera and finally bringing them to Hargeisa. We look forward to coming back and turn on the taps of increased water in Hargeisa city”.  After visiting the RDA offices and laboratories, Pauline said that “It is very nice to be in here and to see the results of combination of two years of work. The SDF is really focused on infrastructure and particularly on roads. We have got two roads and a bridge rehabilitated. It is also good to see all of this equipment which will help in ensuring sustained quality of roads in Somaliland. It is indeed good to see all the SDF work coming together finally and the tax payers money being well spent”

Speaking for the government of Somaliland at both sites (RDA and HWA), the State Minister of Finance, Osman Sahardid said that that ‘’ It is apparent to everybody the progress made in the roads sector specifically the rehabilitation of Lafaruk- Berbera Road, Kalabaydh – Dila road and now the laboratory equipment which will bring a lot of benefits including testing of road construction materials for the benefits of our roads in Somaliland.  The water upgrading project for Hargeisa is similarly helpful in contributing to provision of adequate accessible water to Hargeisa residents. On behalf of the Government of Somaliland and its people, I would like to thank the government and people of UK, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands for their contributing to the Somaliland Development Fund and making all this happen”.

SDF has allocated USD 9,928,630 to RDA for roads rehabilitation in Somaliland; namely, the rehabilitation of Lafaruk-Berbera-Sheikh and Kalabaydh-Dilla roads. A portion of this amount was utilised for procurement of the laboratory equipment which are meant to increase RDA capacity for testing of road construction materials (for earth works and Asphalt) for quality control and assurance purposes in both new construction and rehabilitations.

Similarly, the SDF allocated USD 9,503,000 for the upgrading and extension of the Hargeisa Water Supply System; namely the procurement of pipes for the 23 KM of pipeline mains from the Geed Deeble Pumping Station to the Hargeisa Chinese Reservoir, the drilling of 3 boreholes in Hora Hadley, the installation of 6.8km of new pipework between the Hora Haadley and Ged Deeble well fields, the establishment of a small-scale water supply system for Dar-es-Salaam village, and the supply of ductile iron pipes for the upgrading of the Ged Deeble wellfield collector system which connects the new and existing boreholes to the pumping station. These activities are implemented by UN-Habitat. The above stated allocation is also funding the construction of Ayaha 1&2 Settlement Water Supply which is implemented by Terre Solidali.

SDF is a 4- year fund designed to support the Government of Somaliland (GoSL) in filling critical gaps that are fully aligned to the National Development Plan (NDP). The SDF is currently funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and the Governments of Norway and The Netherlands.

 

The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) of the Republic of Somaliland today officially launched Hadaaftimo Water Supply Project. The project seeks to improve access to portable water to about 4,200 inhabitants of Hadaaftimo through borehole drilling, construction of water supply system & establishing a sustainable management committee in Hadaaftimo. The launching event for the project took place in Hafaaftimo District in Sanaag region, on 23rd May 2015, and was officiated by the State Minister for Water Resources Mr. Abdisalam Mohamed Hassan.

“I am really delighted to witness the launch of much awaited life supporting project. I would like to urge Hadaaftimo community to support implementation of this beneficial project that will increase access to adequate safe clean water that is also affordable and cheap” said Mr. Hassan during the inauguration ceremony.

Hadaaftimo town lies 90km east of Erigavo, Sanaag regional base and has an estimated population of 4,200 people. The area is a semi-arid land where annual rainfall is about 200 to 300mm with the experience of frequent droughts. The town has only one functioning borehole which is about 2.5kms to the South-East of town and was drilled and completed in 2008. There are two small water reservoir (24 cum and 46 cum respectively). There is no pipeline from the borehole to town and water is collected and distributed by private water tankers.

 The water management committee estimated that the majority of households consume one barrel (200 litres) of water in five days, thusan estimated 90% of Hadaaftimo households are using small berkads in front of their houses for roof water harvesting. However, these roof catchments do not provide enough water as the frequency and reliability of rain is very short and limited.

 Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) has allocated some funding for the MoWR for conducting a  water study in Hadaftimo,drilling of a new borehole, design of a small town water distribution system inside Hadaaftimo from the new borehole. Besides, the project will establish a water management structure as per the Water Act, 2011 and build its capacity for management of the newly established water infrastructure to to enable effective sustainable water management.

 The project is funded by the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) and is implemented by the MoWR. SDF is a 4 - year fund designed to support the Government of Somaliland (GoSL) filling a critical gap supporting projects that are fully aligned to the National Development Plan (NDP). SDF is currently funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA),the Governments of Norway and the Netherlands. The current contribution by the three donor countries currently stands at USD 60 Million. The MoWR is currently implementing a project worth 5.5 million in seven locations across

 

Official Handover of Motor Vehicles to Ministries and Agencies Implementing SDF Funded Projects

The Somaliland Development Fund has today officially handed over sixteen motor vehicles to the five line Ministries and two government Agencies implementing Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) projects at the Ministry of National Planning and Development offices.

The handover event was officiated by the Hon. Dr. Sa’ad Ali Shire, the Minister of National Planning and Development who is also the chairperson of the National Planning Commission and the SDF Joint Steering Committee. The event was attended by Ministers and senior officials from the Ministries implementing SDF projects and other government agencies whose projects are in the process of being developed. The Ministries which received their vehicles today include:

Ministry of Agriculture - 2

Ministry of Environment and Rural Development - 3

Ministry of Livestock - 3

Ministry of National Planning and Development - 2

Ministry of Water Resources - 2

Hargeisa Water Agency - 2

Roads Development Agency - 2

 

The sixteen brand new Toyota Hillux pick-up trucks will be used by the Project Management Teams in line Ministries and government Agencies in monitoring and supervision of SDF funded projects, which are spread across the length and breadth of Somaliland. The vehicles, which were supplied by Toyota Marill – Hargeisa, were procured through open tendering process which involved SDF Secretariat, representatives of the respective Ministries and government Agencies and observed by the National Tender Board.

 

While thanking the governments UK, Demark, Norway and the Netherlands for their generous contribution to the people of Somaliland, Minister of National Planning and Development Dr. Sa’ad Ali Shire said that “transport is a critical element in the implementation of SDF projects. The motor vehicles will provide the needed mobility to the Ministry teams to easily reach the communities served to effectively monitor the projects”.  Similar sentiments were shared by the Minister of Environment and Rural Development Hon. Shukri Ismail who thanked the donors for their support and believe in the Government and people of Somaliland.  The Minister said that “for a young and growing Ministry like MoE&RD, the SDF is just God sent. SDF focus on capacity building of Ministries is commendable and indeed a welcome gesture, which will go a long way in enabling our Ministry in discharging its’ mandate”.

About SDF

The Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) is a 4 - year fund designed to support the Government of Somaliland (GoSL) filling a critical gap supporting projects that are fully aligned to the National Development Plan (NDP). SDF is currently funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the Government of Norway and Kingdom of the Netherlands. The current contribution by the three donor countries currently stands at USD 60 Million.  The National Planning Commission has allocated USD 24,680,464 in projects which are currently under implementation.

The Ministry of Environment and Rural Development has organized one day training at Ambassador Hotel on 16th February 2014, that aimed assessing the technical training needs of 14 members from Ministry’s offices in the six regions of Somaliland.

The assessment exercise was attended by the Minister of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD), Shukri H. Ismail, Project Management Team (PMT) of SDF funded project in the Ministry and other officials from the government. The training needs assessment is prerequisite for developing a training and capacity development plan for the Ministry staff and aimed to prioritize the key capacity gaps among the staff.

 During the exercise, participants outlined their major training needs in interactive modes that was facilitated by the Ministry PMT. It is expected that a training plan will be developed to enable the Ministry empower its staff through provision of tailor made trainings and capacity building sessions.

The Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) allocated funding for the MoERD to implement a capacity development project encompassing  Capacity Building through promotion of Sustainable Rangeland Resources Management and Reforestation and construction activities to buildings of the Ministry’s regional offices.

The SDF is a 4 - year fund designed to support the Government of Somaliland (GoSL) filling a critical gap supporting projects that are fully aligned to the National Development Plan (NDP). SDF is currently funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and the Governments of Norway and Netherlands.

The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) of the Republic of Somaliland today officially launched Gargoorey Water Supply Project. The project seeks to improve access to portable water to about 3,600 inhabitants of Gargoorey through borehole drilling, construction of water supply system & establishing a sustainable management committee in Gargoorey. The project also includes making provisions for watering of animals.

 

The launching event for the project took place in Gargoorey, Boon District in Awdal, on 15th December 2014, and was officiated by the Minister for Water Resources Mr. Hussein A. Abdulle.

Gargoorey lies 50km Northwest of Boon district in Awdal region and is nomadic land inhabited by agro-pastoral community. The total estimated population in the area, who would benefit from the new water system, is about 3,600 persons.The area is known for agro-pastoralism, which has worsened in the last three years due to poor rains, which have resulted aggravating the water availability situation. The nearest water points are shallow wells in Xaliima Cade (40km East), Boon district (50km South), Ceelbaxay shallow well (43km West) or Dhabiiley shallow well (55km North). Many of these water points (shallow wells) dry up during the dry season.

Many herds of livestock are lost every year due to dry spells and a great number of pastoralists migrate to towns and villages in search of water and aid. Poor sanitation, water borne diseases and diarrhea are experienced in Gargoorey as a result of poor quality of drinking water. People and livestock of Gargoorey overcrowd the nearest shallow wells, which is about 40km away. To make water available nearer the town of will not only improve the health of the people, but also the health of their animals and therefore improve their livelihood

The project is funded by the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) and is implemented by the MoWR. The Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) is a 4 - year fund designed to support the Government of Somaliland (GoSL) filling a critical gap supporting projects that are fully aligned to the National Development Plan (NDP). SDF is currently funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and the Governments of Norway and Netherlands. The current contribution by the three donor countries currently stands at USD 60 Million. The MoWR is currently implementing a project worth 5.5 million in seven locations across Somaliland which includes, Barbera (Sahil), Las Anod (Sool), Hadaaftimo (Sanaag), Burao (Toghdeer), Gargoorey (Awdal), El Afwein (Sanaag), Fiqifuliye (Sanaag)  and Kulal (Sool).