Somalia - Feasibility Study, Detailed Engineering Design and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of Upgrading Hargeisa - Odweine - Burao Road

Project Summary

Approval Date 10 Apr 2021
Signature Date 03 Mar 2022
Planned Completion Date 30 Apr 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 371,940.79
Status Implementation

Project General Description

This intervention concerns the Feasibility Study, Detailed Engineering Design and ESIA of Upgrading 183-Km Hargeisa - Odweine - Burao Road. It aims to undertake a full feasibility study, Detailed Engineering Design and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the Upgrading of 183-Km Hargeisa- Odweine-Burao Road from Gravel to Bitumen Standard. This is a gravel road in poor condition and a vital missing link in IGAD Economic Transport corridors, prioritized in the recently completed IGAD Regional Infrastructure Master Plan 2020 to 2050. The current driving distance between two towns via Berbera City is around 296 km and driving time around 5 hours. The proposed new road will reduce the driving distance from 296Km to 183 Km and driving time to less than 2 hours when paved. This study comprises the following components: (i) Feasibility Study, (ii) Project management, Workshops, Monitoring & Evaluation and (iii) Project Financial Audit.

Project Objectives

The principal objective of this preparatory phase of the project is to finance the preparation of a full feasibility study. This will cover technical, economic, financial and environmental impacts assessment, in order to inform the country and potential financers of its viability.


The main beneficiary of the study is the Government of Somalia.

Participating Organization

NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-SO-DB0-004
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name KATALA Jumbe Naligia

Geographic Location

Country Somalia
Coordinates Location Name
9.4092 45.06397 Oodweyne
9.56 44.065 Hargeisa