Ethiopian Road Sector Creates Over Half Million Jobs

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Addis Ababa, 9 June 2014 (WIC) - The road sector has created more than 500,000 jobs during the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) period, the Ethiopian Roads Authority announced.

This sector is among those which create massive employment and has contributed a lot to reduce the number of the unemployed in the country, said Authority Communication Director, Samson Wondimu.
According to the director, 68 percent of the construction, maintenance and standard improvement works planned in the GTP were also attained.

The number of kebeles road networked has jumped over 61 percent from 40 percent during the GTP period.
Over 49 road projects have also gone operational, while the participation of consultants and contractors increased to 92 percent of the targeted plan. (ENA)