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<p>Somalia is a growing economy despite setbacks from Islamist militants. </p> <p>After decades of civil war, many Somalis have returned home from abroad. </p> <p>This in turn has resulted to the demand for real estate and now, new housing estates are being built.</p> <p>Under the scorching sun, men plaster walls and lay bricks on buildings.</p> <p>These new buildings are a few kilometres from Mogadishu, Somali’s capital.</p> <p>The beautiful villas are being funded the Salaam Somali Bank.</p> <p>Mohamed Abdullahi Ali, Public Relations Manager, at he bank says, “The goal of this project is very simple to create a new neighborhood for all Somalis , they can buy homes at affordable prices, leaving the overcrowded neighborhoods of Mogadishu and come to live here with their families.”</p> <p>Construction of the 20 million dollar project began in 2015, with the aim of offering Somalis a good neighbourhood with a good environment, away from conflict that has engulfed the country. </p> <p>“ It is a safe place here, there is no problem . It has been over a year since we started this project, and we have never been faced with insecurity,” Fuad Ahmed Warsame a real estate Marketing Director said.</p> <p>With the country’s real estate boom many Somalis are devoted to pick up the pieces and revive the country amid an economic rise.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Two Somali banks announce plans to invest in real estate development in Mogadishu.- <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Somalia?src=hash">#Somalia</a> <a href="http://t.co/KlP8UFtuYs">pic.twitter.com/KlP8UFtuYs</a></p>— <del>Petrichor</del> (@MareejoXaamud) <a href="https://twitter.com/MareejoXaamud/status/552568628445712385">January 6, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

It is a safe place here, there is no problem . It has been over a year since we started this project, and we have never been faced with insecurity