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Hargeisa (SL. Times) Somaliland Ministry of Health & Labour announced yesterday the launching of the Promotion of Economic Recovery Project, to be implemented by the
The Project mainly geared towards creating jobs and developing capacity to implement Employment Intensive Infrastructure Projects:
Support to Somaliland Roads Authority (SRA)
The objective is to develop capacity to manage community-based employment-intensive infrastructure works. It includes the following
- Support to recruit four engineers to specialize in maintenance and community-based infrastructure works. ($14,800 US)
- Sponsorship of two engineers on International Engineers Course at the Kenya Institute of Highways and Building Technology, Kissii. ($14,000 US)
- Co-financing with SRA through the Road Fund Administration of two pilot community based routine maintenance scheme on two sections of road one on Dilla to Hargeisa Road and other o the Berbera and Burao Road, ($12,700 US)
- Holding of an on site training course near Hargeisa to test and demonstrate Labour Based Methods in Somaliland Environment. Site supervisors will be trained who will on completion return to their communities and with technical assistance from the SRA supervise employment intensive works (70,000 U.S.$) ($20,000 Training Consultant).
Other Sub-Projects includes:
- Support to Shafici group in Borama to construct drainage along the Dilla to Borama Road (21,000 U.S.$). Supervision will be carried out by the SRA.
- Support to Hargeisa Municipality to construct a 600m long water drainage scheme. This Project has been designed by the Municipality who will also supervise the works. The construction works will be contracted out to local contractors.
A number of projects proposals are currently under review.
- The project is examining the employment potential in the indigenous building products and materials sector and possible linkages with the construction of low cost housing.
- It is currently discussing with engineers association a development programme for local engineers, quantity surveyors and architects so as they are in a position to play a more active role in infrastructure projects.
The Project is financed by the Government of Italy and implemented by ILO in association with