Hargeysa, Somaliland, May 5, 2012 (SL Times) – Somaliland Vice President
Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail inaugurated a new terminal at Hargeysa’s
Egal international airport.
The new terminal was announced in a ceremony that was held at the
airport. The event was attended by Vice President Abdirahman Abdillahi
Ismail (Zayla'i), the Minister of Aviation, Mohamoud Hashi Abdi, the
Minister of Public Works, Ahmed Abdi Habsade, the Minister of Planning,
Dr Sa'ad Shire, and the Chairman of Kulmiye Party, Musa Bihi.
Speaking to the gathering, the Minister of Aviation said the airport
will also get a new one kilometer and 700 meter long runway. The runway
will be used by 20 Ton planes whereas jets will use Berbera airport. The
runway will be constructed with the help of the ICAO. Moreover, the
airport's tower will be made taller, and the UNDP will help in this
The head of the airport's travel section noted that the airport now has
cameras and fingerprinting equipment that are linked to computer
databases, and travelers are fingerprinted and checked on the computer
before they are allowed to travel.