Plans underway to establish Barawe airport

There are ongoing efforts by the South Western regional state administration to establish an airport in the port city of Barawe.

The seaside city was recently recognized as the capital for the newly establish south western regional state and thus an airport is useful.

The deputy chairman for security in the area Bashir Mohamed Yussuf has told the media that there are plans to institute international airport in the city.

He said inspection committee is expected in the area soon to survey suitable destination for an airport.

Al Shabaab militant group controlled the area before they lost out to Somali National Army and African Union forces last year.