By: Osman A.M.
HARGEISA: (Somalilandsun) -The Vice-President Hon. Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail Zeilii with a delegation of members of the House of Representatives made an inspection tour of Egal International Airport.
To ascertain the impact of the ongoing construction that is now in its second phase and the fencing project that is yet to be concluded.
Without prior consultation with the line ministry of civil aviation the V-P led delegation conducted an impromptu visit to Hargeisa airport much to the chagrin of the minister who was of late embarking on a vigorous exercise of airport modernization countrywide.
When the V-P arrived at the airport premises he was received and subsequently briefed on the projects at hand by the Director General (D.G.) Mr. Omar Abdillahi, the head of the facility Mr. Mohamed Yussuf, experts from the Kuwait based organization that is funding the project as well as the engineers of China Hono Group that is undertaking the construction.
Engineers overseeing the runaway construction informed the second highest Government official of the land that the pavement would be dug for 70 CM deep then fill the space with hard stones before dividing it into 2 components-the lower portion measuring 7 CM & the upper part 4 CM parked with stones. The current length of runaway under construction is 1410M bringing the total length into 3876M. Due inspection was also done to the fence which would upon completion be 12 KM squared.