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Ethiopia - Gottera Interchange inaugurated
The modern Gottera Interchange, a major road artery and other six road projects were inaugurated here [Ethiopia's Capital] in the metropolis with the presence of government officials on Sunday.
The Roundabout of the Gotera Interchange named “Nation and Nationalities and Peoples Square”.
Shanghai Construction built the road. The budget for the construction of the road is totally covered by the government of China.
Addis Ababa City Administration Roads Authority General Manager Eng. Fikadu Haile on the occasion said the Authority has completed some 17 road projects in the last few years.
He said close to a billion birr has been spent for the construction of the road projects and some six road projects completed and inaugurated same day.
The manger said the interchange is 8.1-km in total that lays on 40 hectares of land. Some 160 million birr has been spent for the construction of the interchange, is the first of its kind both in the city and nationwide.
The multi-deck interchange trims down traffic entering into the city from a busy highway, which otherwise had been a major cause of congestion in the city of Addis Ababa.
The Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Gu Xiaojie on his part said it is the first time the Chinese government to cover the budget for interchange construction.
The ambassador said interchange would further cement the ties between the tow countries.
Speaker of the House of Federation, Degife Bulla on his part said the naming of the modern interchange after the Ethiopian nation, nationalities and peoples is a hallmark for the nation.
The Speaker and Mayor of the Addis Ababa City Administration Kuma Demekissa put the corner stone for the construction of nation, nationalities and people monument to be built at the square
A bill board depicting the unity and cultures of nation, nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia unveiled same day.
Kuma on his part said the intensive urban development activities in the metroplis are a part of the national urban development package implemented across the nation.
The interchange is a witness for the modernization of the city otherwise called the seat of Africans.
Kuma said the government and his administration has attached due attention for expansion of infrastructures especially for road construction.
Gottera Interchange Inauguration ETV Sunday May 31, 2009
The name given to monument would erect at the square also an indication of a close tie between nation and natinalities existing under the umberella of Ethiopia….I wish a strong solidarity for our mother land strong than ever!
I had used this road for many years, and whenever I found myself at this crossroad, I always had a shiver down my spine, because one did not know what to avoid; the cars that come from all directions, the train or the overloaded poor old donkeys.
It is commendable that such a big developmental project has been accomplished and it remains for citizens to learn to use it properly.
Acquisition of driving licenses should be strict, as too many car accidents take place in Ethiopia, compared to the number of cars in our roads. Of course, the condition of roads in Ethiopia is important, but the training and the respect car drivers give to the rules and regulations is vital.
Amazing Gotera Bridge. I have nothing to say but I would like to mention a simple facts here. Those who day light parking lot thief robbery can talk they way they want about the government at their near by starbuck coffee shops. Nevertheless Those kind of people either they are hurting our country nor they are uneducated stupid who unable to see the bright future of Ethiopia.
Since Gotera Bridge started constructions, I went to Addis and saw it twice. I know the reality on the ground was but never mind. Simply God bless those whom pay their priouse life to bring this kind bright future to the Ethiopian people for the first time in history.
I am so glad to see my capital city with this kind of massive huge bridge constructed in my city. I was watching and amazed when I saw a huge bridge in north America, but never dream would happen something like that in my own country.
Indeed God bless EPRDF and those who pay their unrecovery life.Yeha
i love the report.
wer ke 15 qen linchachu
tha only word i have is… wooooooow:
To all those parking lot attendants and taxi drivers of DC, eat your heart out!! Ethiopia is embarking on a point of NO return journey. EPRDF has exhibited time and again the descipline and the ethics of hard work with a proven result. EPRDF brought up so many socio-economic change to the country in less than two decades in power, think about how many centuries Ethiopia wested with small minded leaders ? Ethiopia was burried so deep in backwardness it was an upheavel task for all ethiopians to bring her out.
God indeed loves Ethiopia! EPRDF was the right antidote that Ethiopia was looking for to bring her out of her misery, and EPRDF is doing exactly that. PM has said it best: Poverty is our main enemy!
Those parking lot attendants and taxi drivers obviously has nothing to contribute to Ethiopia’s future success. They wested their time and now they want to rewind the time back to old days in ethiopia, but little did they know that Ethiopians are looking for tangible result not empty rhetorical zeraf talking.
Well, well one very important fact all weyannes need to know is that when God created human beings, he created them with freedom of thinking and expression of themselves. Now, in Ethiopia the stupid weyannes try to limit these very basic human rights of the Ethiopian people. What Meles and his fellow weyannes trying to do is against a natural law. It is not going to work for them for long. Just because the Gotera exchange being built, we won’t forget the struggle for our rights. The sooner we come to the truth the better, otherwise we all west a lot of life, money, energy and time to come to the common ground. If we Ethiopians were free people, we could have done way better than just building a road. Unfortunately, there are primitives among us, who don’t even understand the basic right of every human being.
Also Masqel Square is re-named to Nation and Nationalities and Peoples Square
Thank you for the hard working ethiopian engineers, labourers, brick layers, deep diggers,mud restlers,concret mixers,planners & further more,under paid people who built all these and still working day and night to built lovely ethiopia regardeless is the burden and mis-function of WEYANE-RETARDS with the demonic, backward, un-civilaized,foggy,primative,mixed up race to the point couldn’t figure out the source of their roots and belonging, double faced eritrean/so-called ethiopian, by mouth, but eritrean by heart are working hard and uses all means to destroy ethiopia.
LYNCH!!MELES and BEREKET the BEKET-LEBAW now!!
THE 2-BASTARD eritreans should be shoot ASAP before causing more trouble!!
PEOPLE walk up!!
CHEATED TEGREANS WALK UP & stop being the decoy of these ERITREAN faggots!
I agree with you Ethiopians are making Some noise about SOME achievement instead of dreaming about Singapore, Aygermim just ignore them and Keep basking in Maswa sun. who knows the next cargo ship you hijack might be full of Singaporeans instead of diseased Australian sheep. keep trying your luck! Gimatam shabia!
God bless ethiopia and thank you nazret for making my day.
this is just a fraction of what ethiopai can do.
The road looks good and useful therefore, i blame Meles.
Blaming Meles or the governmant is my political coulture, it also makes me feel strong, intelligent and nationalist.
A free Ethiopia can build hundreds of these kind over a year, NOT 18. By the way, there’s nothing Woyane did here. Woyane ruins millions of lives (HUMAN BEINGS) while trying to show up like building roads. That sacks! Woyane cannot think more than that. The wise will rather build the human capita; LOVE OF NATION!
This interchange will make traffic a lot easier for the wider public.
This is good for all ethiopia people….
Anchi quchach. It is people like you who have been the impediment of the progress of this country. What we simply need to do to people like you is spray antiseptic chemicals so that Ethiopia will nevr has any vermin.
Road is the main source of corruption for EPDRF. These people should not cheat us …We have corrupted government which promote lack of transparency, fraud, cheating, embezzlement, and wasting the resource of country. If you gone for example through corruption perception index report of transparency international of 2008 http://www.transparency.org/policy_research/surveys_indices/cpi/2008
Ethiopia ranks 127th in the world corrupted country. In other words there is high level of corruption in the country infrastructure such as roads, which needs a huge amount of capital, are the main source of revenue for the EPDRF through either donation or loan from international financial institution such as World Bank, African Development Bank, etc.i don’t think this not dev’t … egna nesanetahcnene ena manentahcene shetene ena yeweyanya metkmya honenebe bzu cost yetesea mngde edegtne ayasayme …. this is just ot cheat the poor Ethiopian people …
we know the government is so busy working on infrastructure projects as they are the main source of corruption. If you gone through the study made by a scholar in this you can easily realized how Road construction is the main sources of corruption http://mahder.com/pdf/who_benefits_from_Ethiopian_construction_projects.pdf
weyanyoche yane yewahe hezebe techaotubte mecheme .. hezbume ende boye weha zeme belo lemne endemenda ayegbagneme …
This is fantastic. Thanks goes to all who participated in making this road possible, you’ll did a marvelous job! I was there when they begun the whole thing, it looked awful. They completed it in less than two years. One thing that bothers me is the Amharic name of the road. am i the only one who never have heard the word “መሳለጫ” wth does it mean?
Igzer EtyoP’yan And’ Yargat, Kek’fum YiT’ebikat.
Wakes up every day proud that I’m an Ethiopian.
I use to call it confused square.
well done job. but let the pedestrian to use the walk way. Yegarmal eko.
Abatoch belewal Tal-Yan telatehen.
Chelotachewen kedemt kij lemegzat (betor mesaria ), ahun demo hizb lemagadel yemishetuten … Tazeben …
Chay-Na, Chlotawen, Bemasayetu enadenkewalen ….
Chayna, Chayna, Chay-Na, Asay Chlotahen.
Caina, Ethiopia west yalewen chilo menkesakesu ena chilotawen masayetu enadenkewalen …..
Chayna, Chay-na, Chayna tebelehal …, Benzelum, wehawem, werkum yesetehal…., beselam kehone ethiopiam wedohal ….
congratulations to those Ethiopians who from the begining wished the successful completion of this very importand road. and my emphathy to those who mocked this project and hoped it will never see a day light
Tigist i dont think any sane person will say because of roads you should stop struggling for the people right. that is insane. but many people claim this government is enemy of ethiopia which is out to destroy her and it is very hard to believe that notion when the government is developing the countries infrastracture at the level and the speed its doing. i think that is the issue here. if the government want to destroy ethiopia as you claim the easiest way is spend all ethiopias resources on war, not spend billions and billions of dollars on hydropower dams, roads and schools.
dont you think?
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