Capital Ethiopia Newspaper

Authority to undertake road projects

Different road projects will be carried out at the federal and regional level with over 121 billion birr in the road sector development program based on the five year Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), the Ethiopian Roads Authority said. Communication director with the authority, Samson Wondimu said that upgrading, maintenance and construction of a total of 99,431 kms roads will be carried out at a federal level during the GTP period. The Director said over 81 billion birr is allocated for implementation of road projects at a federal level. Over 11,200 km new rural roads will also be constructed in all regions, he said, adding, heavy and regular maintenance will be carried out with over 14 billion birr. He said the prime attention has been given to Universal Road Access Program, which will enable to connect all localities to main roads in 2007 Ethiopian Calendar. The Addis Ababa- Adama, Azezo-Metema, Assosa-Kurmuk, Hawassa-Hageremariam and Yabello-Mega-Moyale, among others, are some of the road projects to be carried out in the five year road sector development programs.(The Ethiopian Herald)