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The Djiboutian president launched the start of the construction of a ship repair yard.

The Djiboutian president launched the start of the construction of a ship repair yard.

On Thursday, Nov 26th, the President of the Republic, H.E Mr Ismail Omar Guelleh launched the start of the construction of a ship repair yard.

The event was also marked by the presence of the Djiboutian 1st Lady of Djibouti, Mrs Khadra Mahamoud Haid, of the 1st Minister, S. E Mr Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, members of the government and of the parliament as well as the DPFZA Chairman, M Aboubaker Omar Hadi.

This construction site will be built by DAMEN SHIPYARD, a Dutch company with international reputation in this area. The construction period will be 2 years.

On July 29th, 2019, the President of the Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority, Aboubaker Omar Hadi signed the contract with DAMEN to build this Dry Dock.

Our country is cruising 3 continents, Asia, Europe and America and on 2 of the 3 busiest seaways in the world.

Damen will provide training on ship repair skills and knowledge to 10 Djiboutian engineers and a “train to train” basis that will train another 10 engineers.

This project is expected to attract more ships and will directly create 300 jobs and 1500 indirectly.