Burao-Erigavo Road

Burao-Erigavo Road

Burao-Erigavo Road 

particularly starting from Ina-afmadoobe to Erigavo is 300kms road linking Ina-afmadoobe settlement of 60km east of Burao to Erigavo, capital city of Sanaag region which is the largest region in Somaliland being 5400 square kilometres. The region has long been isolated not only from Burao but the whole rest of Somaliland due to the lack of road accessibility. The largest portion of the region, outside the coastal area is characterized by an altitude of more than 7,927 ft above the sea level, and has the highest cliff of the country called Surrad. The construction of  Burao-Erigavo road project is for upgrading of 300km road from earth to bitumen standard including culverts and bridges. The Somaliland president Hon.Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo laid the corner stone for the construction of this road on 16 September 2013. The Government of Somaliland through its’ roads authority is funding 100km of this road while the Somaliland communities both in the country and the Diaspora is to contribute the rest of the funding to successfully complete the remaining 200km of the road. Somaliland Road Authorities (RDA) purchased different types of the heavy machinery and road equipments from China in 2014.