In June 2016, as part of the "Somalia Core Economic Institutions and Opportunities (SCORE)" project, financed by the World Bank, a contract to develop a master plan for the ports of Mogadishu and Bosasso was advertised. The joint venture “Inros Lackner SE - HEFI (Horn Economic and Finance Institute) - AE (Africa Enablers)” was awarded the contract in early 2017. The first results of the work have already been presented to, and discussed with, representatives of the Federal Government of Somalia and the Mogadishu Port Authority, in a series of workshops. The first of these took place at the start of May 2017 in Nairobi, and another was held, at the end of July 2017, at Inros Lackner’s offices in Rostock. During the visit to Rostock, the Somalian delegation also visited the sea ports of Hamburg and Rostock to gain an impression of the development and operation of these modern international ports. The master plan is expected to be completed at the end of 2017.