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Ethiopia constructs over 16,000-kms new roads
ENA - Over 16,000-kms roads have been constructed across the nation during the just concluded Ethiopian budget year, the Ethiopian Road Authority (ERA) said on Wednesday.
The authority said that over 9.1 billion birr was spent on the execution of the projects.
Public relations head with the authority, Samson Wondemu told journalists in Addis Ababa that the authority completed construction of 14 road projects during the reported period.
He said upgrading of highways , renovation and construction of tributary roads, among others, were carried out .
The authority has fully achieved its target as many of the projects have successfully been completed ahead of their schedules despite failures in the implementation of few projects, he underscored.
Samson said that 14 road projects have been finalized during the stated period while 21 new projects have entered construction phase.
According to the head, construction of the 41-kms Gohatsion-Dejen asphalt road, the new bridge on Abay River which is named after the Ethiopian revival, Renaissance Bridge, and construction of Addis Ababa-Jimma road are among the major achievements during the year.
He noted that the new roads are providing great contribution in the efforts to accelerate the national economic growth.
Good job Ethiopian’s!
I stile would not give credit to Dectator since N korea has better street and lights in teh city until Meles gives freedom to people of Ethiopia!
Until Meles is accountable and fair to all ethnics …
“Build the Roads” and everything else will follow
16 thousend km in one year Oh my Gog where have we been for the last 3 thousand years
Did i see Elias Kifle showing off the one and only 5 km road one “nation” in north east Africa managed to build in 18 years. sorry, I forgot the name of the country, I have to search it in dead list and get back to you.
where is the roads for our region ..u pigs this is why we dont trust habesha when they talk about ethiopianism fuck it all we want our full independence
. . .I criticized for wrongdoings, but for these constructed roads and bridges, I can say this is Good News!. . .good news for farmers and businesses. . .
Great Job!! We need more roads in the coming years too with non-stop!! God bless you all who participated in this marvellous job of building the nation. Thumbs up!! for Ethiopian Road Authority and other co-participants!!
Any improvement in infrastrature is a big plus for the economy of the country. my only concern is who is behind these massive construction - I hope nepotism is not playing big time here too. Or the job is given to the construction company regardless of who is the owners - only to the ones who deliver the ending result on time and cost effective?
go ethiopia go!!!! errer belu asmaruu, eritrooo!!
The next program should include all weather asphalted roads and airports in the coffee producing areas of west and south-west Ethiopia and the Ogaden. I have in mind towns like Assosa, Gambella, Moyale and others.
I remember our geography teacher saying that Ethiopia should have a road system that somewhat looks like a spider’s web. I hope that the railway system we heard recently will also be a reality in the immediate future and it will not remain a simple blueprint.
Don’t be mislead by the showoff politics. Most rural community and economically resourceful sites in the country are still inaccessible. They are telling us the show case roads constructed by loan money. These roads are neither the result of a growing economy nor an integral part of a coordinated infrastructural development. It is simply a means of corruption. Who is benefiting by these? Of course, Weyane officials through EFFORT.
all ethiopians despite their political stand are happy to see the country investing its meager resource on developing its backward road network and water resource and give due credit where credit is due. but we will contiue demanding for democracy and rule of law to consolidate this and other gains.
and also, considering this is the money that would have been wasted on war in eritrea, i say good riddance.
Why you are complaining about the sharing of Ethiopian resources while you are fighting to prevent to share your resources from Sumali region with your fellow Ethiopians.
If you do not want to share yours, why are you seeking other regions resources?
somali region [Visitor],
Currently there is an asphalt road construction nearing completion between
Jijiga-Degahabur-wardere. If you truely from there you probalbly heard it one way or the other but I doubt if you are from there!
Highways are like a BLOOD VESSEL for a country in PROGRESS.
When you see these kinds of achievments in a country there is no doubt you have a progrssive government .
This government since it came to power,in every direction day in and day out have shown their didecation and honest service up to sacrificing themselves.there is no way the rest of us can pay them back for they have given us their lives.
My only wish is for them to continue to lead this country ethiopia to the next chapter.
THANK YOU WOYANES !
GOD BLESS YOU !
GOD BLESS ETHIOPIA !
Shegaw Yayew hulu yidenekal,….who cares who is behind it….yetim fechiw duketun amchiw new negeru…and to Sami1,,,it’s the policy of the governing party that made such constructions possible because they gave priority for such things so have the guts to give credit where it’s due….beterefe keep up the good job Ethiopia…we will make poverty history soon.
The Americans say….just build it and everything will come after….that’s how America became a great nation…the key to development is good infrastructure.
160000000000kms i c
except for the exaggration
roads to where? we know how Woyane love to exagerate anything, it was most probably 1600 Km but they added 1 extra “0″.
They built 16,000 Km in one year, with 9 Bilion budget that is just 562,000 BIRR per KM? really just US$50,000 per KM. in Ethiopia?
I DONT THINK SO
But the Coffee house brigade get so excited LOL
First of all, Woyanes always exaggerate and I only believe a quarter of what they say.
Moreover, even if true, a democratically elected government that destroys ethnic monopoly by Tigreans and EFFORT will do a much better job.
Also, 6.5 million people are starving and Woyane is leasing away our land and investing this money in Tigrai and other parts of the world!
Down with Woyane rule!!
Free Birtukan Mideksa, the Lady Liberty of Ethiopia!
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