Ethiopia is to cover the cost of revamping the old Kacaan airport in Puntland. The news comes as relations between Ethiopia and Somaliland sours following the latter’s decision to let the United Arab Emirates establish a military base in Berbera.
“Disillusioned with Somaliland, Ethiopia fertilizes Puntland,” says a report by the MENAFN – Somaliland Sun.
The report quoted president Gas of Puntland as saying an agreement has been reached for a multimillion dollar funding for revamping the airport in Galkayo as well as the Garowe- Eyl Road.
The report said the project will be implemented by a Chinese construction firm.
Addis Ababa is not happy with the move by Somaliland allowing UAE to have a military base, which will certainly bring its Nile river arch enemy Egypt within striking distance of the GERD dam, a multi million dollar hydroelectric project, the report said referring to the longstanding dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt over the use of the Nile waters.