Message From The Minister Of Civil Aviation And Air Transport Republic Of Somaliland

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Farhan.A. Haibe, Minister of Civil Aviation and Air Transport, Republic of Somaliland

Somaliland’s Ministry of Civil Aviation and Air Transport is a governmental department tasked with providing efficient and effective aviation servicesat all airports in the country.

All airports in Somaliland suffered the brunt of the devastating civil war and other social strife. However, the ministry has been working diligently to restore normalcy in the aviation sector. To date, airports services are reliable and this has enabled passengers to fly into Somaliland from all over the world. This, has besides enhancing flight connectivity, also helped in attracting investment opportunities.

These developments have boosted the confidence of the ministry which is now projecting growth in both passengers and cargo. This, indeed, is an impetus for the ministry to be even more committed towards upgrading the infrastructure to be able to accommodate all types of aircrafts.

The ministry has recorded remarkable milestones since its establishment. Under my leadership guided by the vision of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Somaliland, we shall double our efforts as we continue to devise strategies that will facilitate rapid growth of the aviation sector.

Security systems and facilities at our airports are as modern as those in developed countries. This is a remarkable achievement. We however, recognize that there are still some challenges that need to be addressed. We are willing to use such challenges as lessons as we Endeavour to upgrade our systems, improve skills of our staff as we continue to work towards delivering more efficient and effective services.

Our ministry is desirous of initiating a friendly platform to facilitate dialogue withall stakeholders including UN bodies and regional countries. It gives me pleasure toannounce that the ministry, being the custodian of all airports, has the technical capacity to further expand the aviation sector by not only developing additional infrastructure but also operating them in compliance with international standards.

Finally, I assure you that no effort will be spared to develop an accountable, effective and efficient civil aviation sector in Somaliland in the years to come, Insha Allah.

Farhan.A. Haibe

Minister of Civil Aviation and Air Transport

Republic of Somaliland