Turkish organisations open construction yard in Mogadishu

November 14, 2012

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The Turkish Red Crescent and the Municipality of Istanbul are partnering in projects to help re-construct Mogadishu, Turkey's Anadolu Agency reported Tuesday (November 13th).

The two organisations have established a construction yard in the city, bringing 50 construction machines and trucks from Turkey.

The construction yard will produce concrete, paving stones and asphalt, said Kamil Kolabas, an official with the Municipality of Istanbul. "The construction yard will serve Somalia for a long time," he said. "We work to see Mogadishu as one of the modern capitals of Africa."

The Municipality of Istanbul plans to bring a team of 100 experts to accelerate to the construction project. Mumtaz Simsek of the Turkish Red Crescent said the construction yard has employed 250 people.

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  • Biibaaye
    November 15, 2012 @ 02:58:06AM

    Wow! It is exciting for the capital city, Mogadishu to be made one among the developed cities.

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