Geed Deeble, Somaliland, 16 March, 2020- H. E. Mr. Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismail (Saylici), Vice President of the Republic of Somaliland, attended the closing ceremony for Geed Deeble Well Field Collector LOT-1 Project, a year-long project funded by Somaliland Development Fund (SDF), Which aimed at the Construction of Geed Deeble Wellfield Collector LOT-1. This Project which was implemented by Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) and Hargeisa Water Agency (HWA) involved Connecting 7 boreholes to the New Geed Deeble Pumping Station.

The other key attendees were:  Hassan Mohamed Ali (Gaafaadhi), Minister of Planning and National Development, Mohamed Muse Dirie, Minister of Water Resources Development, Mohamed Ali Darod, Managing Director of Hargeisa Water Agency, Jama H. Ahmed Abdi, Governor of Maroodi Jeh Region, Anthony Njue, SDF Team Leader, Najah M. Adam, Deputy SDF Team Leader, Khaliif Hussein, Project Manager, SDF.

Hassan Mohamed Ali (Gaafaadhi), Minister of Planning and National Development, hailed Denmark, Netherlands and UK for financing this crucial and life-changing project in Somaliland which will give the residents of Hargeisa access to clean and affordable water. He also recognized the great role of SDF in contributing to the national development of Somaliland.

In his speech, Mr. Mohamed Ali Darod, Managing Director for Hargeisa Water Agency, said that the completion of Geed Deeble Well Field Collector LOT-1 culminates a year-long effort by SDF and HWA to connect additional boreholes to New Geed Deeble Pumping Station which will together yield approximately 3,500 Cubic Meter / Day. He also emphasized the need to expedite the Electro Mechanical Component of the Hargeisa Urban Water Supply Upgrading Project (HUWSUP), which is under tendering process, to enable the New Geed Deeble Pumping Station to operate and pump the additional borehole water to the residents of Hargeisa City.

H. E. Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismail(Saylici), Vice President of Somaliland, spoke of the great importance of Hargeisa Water Expansion Projects and praised Hargeisa Water Agency and Somaliland Development Fund for successfully completing this project. He added that the Government of Somaliland will ensure the timely completion of the remaining Electro Mechanical Component of HUWSUP Project.

Finally, certificates of appreciation were presented to HWA /SDF Project Management Team and representatives from the Contractor.