Authority implementing 14.3 bln birr new road projects

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Addis Ababa, April 17, 2014 (WIC) – Some 12 new road projects are under implementation at a cost of over 14.3 billion birr, according to the Ethiopian Road Authority (ERA). 
Authority Communication Directorate Director, Samson Wondimu, told WIC the projects underway since the beginning of this budget year include the construction of 696.3 kilometers of road.
The government has earmarked 9.45 billion birr for the projects, while the remaining 4.85 billion birr will be secured on loan from various organizations. 
Upon completion, the roads will link regions from regions as well as allow farmers to easily locate the best place to sell their output, according to Samson.