Puntland Bosaso-Garowe road repairs to begin tomorrow

Discussion in 'Development' started by Farm, Nov 9, 2019 at 6:26 PM.

  1. Farm

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  2. imperialist

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    Fucking embarrasing! Are there no Somali companies capable of road building/maintenance?
     
  3. Farm

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    There are... but UAE who’s funding the repairs contracted this Chinese company.
     
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    :dwill: They are doing this to cripple Somalis or cozy up to China, either way beggars can't be choosers.
     
  5. sanger

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    I've seen a few local contractors. I remember seeing one called al bashir or something.

    There's probably a local content requirement in the contract so local contractors and suppliers benefit from the works as well.
     
  6. sanger

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    Upgrades on major trucking route = increased economic activity.

    There are no obvious negatives here.
     
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    Construction officially begins.





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  8. imperialist

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    I agree but if there are indigenous companies capable of performing the task as both @Farm and you stated then why contract the chinese at all?
     
  9. Younes Osman

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    "The road from Bossaso to Garrowe is going to be repaired after the Friday bust up in Garrowe which was caused by a Mohammed Jama supremacist "
     
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    Risk, capability, and previous experience are all factors that are considered when selecting a contractor.

    And just because a foreign contractor got the work it doesn't mean locals are cut out of the picture. They will obviously hire local labour and use local subcontractors (machine hire + water trucks probably). And then there will be money going to things like fuel and accommodation.
     
  11. FBIsomalia

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    I hear china funding it.
     
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