Rehabilitation of 5 km Road
Rehabilitated section of the road in Jowhar. Credit: PIU Photo
Jowhar is the capital of Middle Shabelle region and the capital of Hirshabelle State of Somalia. Together with Baidoa it used to form the joint administrative capital of Transitional Federal Government of Somalia.
The district housed small-scale industries such as sugar (Sinai) and beverages, before the 1991 civil war. Jowhar lies 9O km north of Mogadishu.
On August 11th 2016, a team of engineers led by SFF-LD engineer travelled to Jowhar to kick-start the preliminary and detailed design of the road that connects Kongo village and Jowhar town. The engineering team consisted of engineers, architects and environmental experts from ECHOTECH, the consulting engineering firm contracted by SFF-LD to carry out the design of the 5 km road. The engineers accompanied by the Regional Administration took a tour through the road to assess the extent of damages and discuss what level of rehabilitation the road requires to revert it back to its normalcy.
After a thorough evaluation of status of the road, it was concluded that the road was worn out asphalt and it subsequently raised aggregate layer. Furthermore, Nine extensively damaged culverts were reported that required rehabilitation.
Rehabilitating the Jowhar, is expected to promote local businesses in providing supplies to the construction site. In addition to that, it’s expected to promote employment, economic growth and ownership of sub-project by the locals.
SFF-LD PIU contracted SMART Engineering and Kulmiye Joint Venture after a sound and transparent procurement process for the rehabilitation of the road.
PIU launched the Rehabilitation of 5 km Jowhar Road on the 18th of June 2017, which marked the first out of four projects for Phase I Projects. The local administration and community were pleased, as this road will contribute to the development of the region.
On 10th of October 2017, the rehabilitation of the 5 km road in Jowhar was completed successfully.
Before and after road rehabilitation
Implemented drainage system to protect the road from flooding
Functioning culverts after heavy rainfall