ERA inaugurates 76 km road in Tigray region


A concrete asphalt road that is built at a cost of 534.4 million birr in the Tigray Regional State was officially inaugurated on May 17. The first phase, 76 kilometers of the Maithemeri- Freweyni road project has helped communities living in the area gain accesses to schools, health centers and markets among others leading them to have a better living.
The road was constructed by Gemshu Beyene Construction a local company while Yerer Engineering did the supervision and consultation works. The Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) said that the construction was fully financed by the Ethiopian Government. “Because of the effort of all those involved in the construction, they were able to complete the project two months earlier than the projected time frame,” said Dereje Hailu, Communication Directorate of ERA.
The newly inaugurated road will connect the towns of Dima, Feyelwuha, Abadi, Hawzain and Freweyni and is expected to accelerate the growth of the towns. “The benefit of the constructed road is not only to connect the people and towns but it will also have an invaluable input in connecting markets and traders,” said Dereje.
The second phase of the Maithemeri- Freweyni road project which is currently underway at a cost of 777 million birr is on its final stage. The project is being constructed by Gemshu Beyene Construction.
The third phase of the project, a 93 km asphalt road has already been designed and is currently under bid process. The fourth and last phase of the project, a 101 km long road is currently under construction by a Chinese contractor China Railway at a cost of 874 million birr.