Somaliland to reopen cement factory

Somaliland to reopen cement factory
Published: 04 May 2004

The Somaliland president, Dahir Riyale Kahin, has announced plans to re-open the Berbera cement factory, after it had been closed for more than a decade.  Mr Riyale said the factory could employ thousands of jobless Somalis. He said the factory will start its production by cooperating with other countries, adding that if production commenced, the factory could supply cement to all countries in the Horn of Africa.  The president further said the Berbera cement factory would meet the need for cement in all countries in the region due to its good quality.  While visiting the Berbera port town, President Riyale also said his government aims at improving activities at the port to make it highly competitive in the region.