The government of Somaliland represented by the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development has completed construction of a Fishing Jetty at the port of Maydh in Sanaag region.
The newly constructed fishing jetty, which will impact the livelihood of over 1m people in Sanaag and Togdeer regions was part of the SDF phase two, funded by UK, Denmark and Netherlands at a cost of $4,822,600
The construction of the jetty is among the approved projects funded by the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) and implemented by the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development.
The first phase was implemented from 2013 to 2018. The second phase started in September 2018 and is planned to go to March 2024.
At the local level, the immediate beneficiaries of the project will be about 10,000 local fishing communities and traders. The project is expected to result in improved landing and mooring infrastructure for fishing communities and other traders, thus opening opportunities for larger vessels to dock. It will also facilitate the transport of increased fish catch to the market, as well as other commodities. Finally, the project is planned to complement the investments made under the first phase of SDF in cold storage and ice-making facilities in Lasurweyn, Hiis and Maydh.