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Authority, Sur Construction Sign 1.6 bln. Birr Road Upgrading Project

Published on: Wed, 2013-11-27 00:00
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The Ethiopian Roads Authority has signed a contract with domestic Sur Construction for the upgrading of the 104-kms long Dashen- Abdrafi Mayikadran road project, in Amhara and Tigray State.
The construction cost, which is 1.6 billion birr will be covered by the government of Ethiopia. The agreement was signed between Taddesse Yemane,of Sur Construction General Manager and Zeid Welde-Gebriel ERA Director General at the Authority's headquarter.
The company is expected to upgrade the current road to asphalt concrete road. The road will have a width of 10m as it passes through towns and rural areas. The construction of the road is expected to be finalized within the coming three years.
Upon going operational the road will benefit the society in adequate access to the road as it has significant contribution in reducing time and cost of transportation, Samson Wondimu, Authority's Communication Director told The Ethiopian Herald.
The road construction will include 7 bridge and other structural constructions.
Source: The Ethiopian Herald

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