By Goth Mohamed Goth
The minister of aviation Hon Mahmoud Hashi Abdi inspected the ongoing construction work of the 9KM security fence and runway at Burao Airport in a tour to the facility and at the same time initiating new plans of upgrade renovation work at the main airport in Togdheer region.
“The purpose of my tour is to inspect the ongoing work of the construction of a 9KM security fence installation which is composed of 4.5KM Concrete wall and 4.5KM barbered wire and which has been constructed to the standards set by ICAO, in fact some officials from ICAO who came to inspect the facility were satisfied with the work”, He said.
Hon Mahmoud unveiled new plans to upgrade the 3KM runaway at Burco airport the aid that he and members of the Togdheer region development have agreed on how to proceed on the second phase which is due to the begin soon.
The Aviation minister said the upgrade also consist of the construction of several Hangars for storing and maintaining aircraft which includes fully enclosed units and which are situated in easily accessible areas throughout the Airport.
“The upgrade works includes a new runway, a police station, an office building and installing of a security fence around the airport”, stated the aviation minister.
The Minister of Aviation said that once the work of upgrading the runway is completed, Burao Airport will be handling almost all types of airplanes and will be equipped with a control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo.
Hon Mahmoud Hashi said that he was encouraged by the ongoing work at the airport.