Addis-Adama expressway to be inaugurated on Monday

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Addis Ababa, 3 May 2014 (WIC) - The Addis Ababa-Adama expressway built with over 10.3 billion birr would be inaugurated on Monday.

The Ethiopian Roads Authority told ENA that this first highway of its kind in the country has six lanes and is 84.6 kilometers long and 31 meters wide.

The expressway would cut the travel time from the capital city to Adama from three hours to 45 minutes, the authority said.

The highway has immense use as it connects the capital with the port of Djibouti and also with the eastern and southern parts of the country.
Besides, it would ease traffic, cut transportation cost and time as well as pollution.

The expressway would be inaugurated in the presence of China’s Prime Minister and high Ethiopian government officials, it was learned.