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What happened to Somalia's third largest city & one of its biggest ports? Its like this beautiful city is snoozing. When will it finally become Somalia's 4th deepwater port as it should have been for two decades now? In Mogadishu & Hargeisa we are seeing huge infrastructure projects, fibre-optic connections & the construction of malls, hotels, etc but what's stopping this seaside city in the north east from doing the same? Huge section of the diaspora have their origins there so the money is there. They also have a new progressive leader in Abdiweli & the livestock trade is booming so all the ingredients to transform Bosaso is there.

 

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Bosaso lost a lot of business at it's port when Xamar got pacified. Or that's what I've been told.
Then they need to be more creative with food & beverage processing plants that are being created in other cities. They also need to secure funds to make the port a deep-water one so that they can attract big ships on their way to the Suez. If the Bulaal cement plant is established Bosaso could make a killing from Mogadishu's reconstruction boom, millions of tons will be needed annually.

 

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I have seen somewhwere that the Khaleejiis in UAE or Oman used to be supplied from Bossaso not long ago back in the 19th when everything was in short supply there, while zakat went there too. Also that coast was the base for hundreds of local ships that were later to be nationalised in the kacaan days.

Trading and close links between the two sides was an age old institution, ahead of most other Somalis.
Actually, the locals had also a relatively succesful sultanate and were renowned as seafarers (they later went with British ships, a few settled also in Djibouti etc) and many of them are today Somali Omanis etc.



Ps the region and much of Somalia is ideally placed for wind power by international standards given wind speed (but also for solar, key minerals); it would be great to study the geothermy potential too as it's currently being developed in nearby Djibouti as many countries in the region and others such as Iceland, Spain or Morocco heavily rely on renewables.
 

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Until they get a sufficient power supply, the potential of Bosaso is limited.
Like Abu-Salman mentioned above that region has the best wind-energy potential in the world. They need to attract investors from Spain, India, Turkey, US & Oman to invest in wind-farms, solar projects that could also benefit them.
 

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Bosaso and it's region probably have the strongest fish culture in the country. Recently there has been a surge in investments in the fishing industry but the potential is huge. Puntland needs leadership that notices there is much more possibilities than oil.
 
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