Sudan and Qatar have signed a $4 billion deal that will see the latter develop the former Ottoman port city of Suakin in northeastern Sudan. The agreement is in line the commitment of the two governments to boost cooperation in the fields of transport and communication.
The first phase of the project is anticipated to be completed by 2020 and to cost $500 million. Additionally, the project returns will be shared in 51% and 49% by the Sudanese and Qatari governments respectively.
The port of Suakin is Sudan’s second largest port in southeastern Sudan, and it will bolster the country’s economic capability.