Road construction projects in Ethiopia will cost US$ 1.5bn

21 October 2014

The Ababa-Adama Expressway: government has set aside US$1.5bn for road construction projects in this year’s budget

Ethiopia Roads Authority (ERA) has announced their intention to undertake 43 road construction projects, with US$ 1.5bn already set aside in this year’s budget. Local contractors will construct 31 roads in this project.

The Ethiopian Government will fund 90% of the 2,787-km road construction projects. ERA was established to provide safe, comfortable, reliable and adequate road infrastructure to support the socioeconomic development of Ethiopia. The Ethiopian government has made significant strides in improving the road network coverage in the country.

Construction, repair and maintenance of roads account for a quarter of the total budget allocated for the country’s infrastructure.

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