• Paving the way

    Paving the way

    Ethiopia is embarking on extensive road and power-supply projects valued at around US$7 billion.

    The East African nation’s Public-Private Partnerships Office announced plans to launch three new road and 13 energy programmes this fiscal year, as reported by Reuters.

    The highway projects, expected to cost a combined US$1.1 billion, include a 125 km road between Adama and Awash, another 72 km road between Awash and Maeso, and a 160km road connecting Maeso and Dire Dawa.

    Details on how the projects will be funded have yet to be confirmed.

    6 November 2018
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