Ethiopia: Authority signs nine road project agreements worth 13.3 bn Birr

12 June 2018

Agreements have been signed for the construction of nine road projects covering 749 kilometers across the country with a total cost of 13.3 Billion birr, according to the Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA).

ERA Director General Araya Girmay said that the cost for the construction of these nine projects will be covered by the government. Up on the completion, the projects will contribute in creating employment opportunities, assisting the growth of the economy and improving people’s livelihood.According to Araya, about 7,910 km of asphalt roads have been constructed over the last three years – 2,700 km every year.

The authority so far undertaken the construction of several road projects to meet the target plan set in the Second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP-II) period that focused on ensuring the accessibility of road infrastructure in the country, Araya said.

Since the launch of GTP-II, the construction of 89 road projects has been completed, and 215 road projects, covering 15,771.9 km in all parts of the country, are still under construction. He added that construction of 107 projects with a total length of 6,048 km have been already started, including the current signed projects.

According to the Director, the authority is currently conducting feasibility study for the construction and maintenance of over 180 road projects.

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