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Bashir Farayareshop TadhaseWednesday, June 12, 2013Djibouti and China will help rebuild Mogadishuport, officials said.A joint delegation from the two countriesarrived in the Somali capital Tuesday to discussthe port plans.The group comprised the Director of Djiboutiport and officials from China who specialise inthe rebuilding of infrastructure.“The delegation and their Somali companionsreceived reports on the port’s functions,”stated Mr Abdullahi Ali Nur, the manager ofMogadishu port.The members of the joint Djiboutian andChinese delegation stated that they were readyto take part in the modernisation and expansionof the Somali port.Mr Nur stated: “We welcome collaboration withthe Djiboutian and the Chinese in the rebuildingof the port.”“This type of cooperation indicates the gradualdevelopment taking place in Somalia,” he added.In another development, Shebelle, anindependent media in Mogadishu, reported onTuesday that an Iranian company was planningto handle a vital operations at the port ofMogadishu, the largest harbour in Somalia.According to the media reports, officials fromSimatech Shipping LLC agreed with the portmanagement on the specific operations theIranian company would assume.The Iranian company will operate under thename of Mogadishu Port Container Terminal(MPCT), which will also deal with technical andoperational aspects of the port.Neither the port authority in Mogadishu nor theSomali government issued a statement on theirplans.However, Iranian companies that have been

Bashir Farayareshop Tadhase
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Djibouti and China will help rebuild Mogadishu
port, officials said.
A joint delegation from the two countries
arrived in the Somali capital Tuesday to discuss
the port plans.
The group comprised the Director of Djibouti
port and officials from China who specialise in
the rebuilding of infrastructure.
“The delegation and their Somali companions
received reports on the port’s functions,”
stated Mr Abdullahi Ali Nur, the manager of
Mogadishu port.
The members of the joint Djiboutian and
Chinese delegation stated that they were ready
to take part in the modernisation and expansion
of the Somali port.
Mr Nur stated: “We welcome collaboration with
the Djiboutian and the Chinese in the rebuilding
of the port.”
“This type of cooperation indicates the gradual
development taking place in Somalia,” he added.
In another development, Shebelle, an
independent media in Mogadishu, reported on
Tuesday that an Iranian company was planning
to handle a vital operations at the port of
Mogadishu, the largest harbour in Somalia.
According to the media reports, officials from
Simatech Shipping LLC agreed with the port
management on the specific operations the
Iranian company would assume.
The Iranian company will operate under the
name of Mogadishu Port Container Terminal
(MPCT), which will also deal with technical and
operational aspects of the port.
Neither the port authority in Mogadishu nor the
Somali government issued a statement on their
plans.
However, Iranian companies that have been

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