Taiwan’s government believes the Berbera Port Development in the Somaliland port city of Berbera will have a big impact on the livelihoods of Somalilanders.

Taiwan Ambassador to Somaliland Allen C. Lou said Berbera will open up the country to the rest of the world and play a big role in building the economy of the Horn of Africa nation.

While making his first trip to the coastal city since his appointment to head the Taiwan Representative office in Somaliland capital Hargeisa, Allen C. Lou said he was impressed with the infrastructure leading to Berbera and the relative security across the country.


“I have visited the old and new ports that are now under construction and almost complete. I also visited the new airport that has also been completed and the main runaway that has also been completed,” Allen C. Lou said.

“In fact, this trip to Berbera is a historic milestone for me, as  Taiwan Ambassador, in the Republic of Somaliland. I left the capital Hargeisa without any bodyguards and I confidently came to the coastal city of Berbera. I will be doing this trip once or twice a week moving forward,” he added.

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In Somaliland, Taiwan Has Spied An Opportunity To Make Its Mark
Allan C Lou, Taiwan’s representative in Somaliland. (Supplied: Edward Cavanough)

Now the world has come to appreciate the ongoing development in the port of Berbera in the Republic of Somaliland and how it will impact the livelihood of the peace-loving Somalilanders.”

Somaliland and Taiwan entered into a diplomatic agreement in August 2020, with Allen C. Lou being named as the first Taiwanese ambassador to the Republic of Somaliland.

Taiwan has an interest in the developments at the Berbera port which is under expansion by the DP World. A free trade zone is also being built in the city while the Berbera international airport which boasts of one of the longest runways in Africa is complete.

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