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Friday, 27 July 2012 09:08

The Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA) in collaboration with the Addis Ababa City Administration organized a half-day visit for media professionals to nine road projects Tuesday with the theme 'Road Sector Development over the last 125 years'. During the visit , Authority Communication Office Head Sisay Workneh said that the visit was organized with a view to show the overall development of the road sector in Addis Ababa over the last 25 years. Particularly, during the last 20 years. He also said that the maximum width of the roads in the metropolis was not more than eight meters for many years, currently it has now reached 60 meters. Authority General Manager Eng. Fekade Haile told journalists following the visit that the total road coverage in the city was 5.52 per cent or 1503 kms in seven meter width before 1991, presently it has reached 13.7 per cent or 3,731 kms in seven meter width, he added. The total budget allocated for road projects from 1991 to 2012 was 9.676 million birr.
As to him, over the last 20 years have been completed 38 road projects were completed and opened to traffic. Also, it is possible to create business opportunities for 13 local and foreign road contractors as well as over ten local consultants. Job opportunities have also been created for 34,000 people engaged in cobblestone projects. Regarding Authority's plan, Eng. Fekade also announced that it owns building the capacity of manpower and contractors in order to improve the delivery of road projects as per schedule. In addition, the authority envisaged a 20 per cent road coverage in the year 2020.
source:http://www.ethpress.gov.et


 

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