Authority signs agreement to build 20km roads with over 1 bln birr

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Addis Ababa, 27 June 2014 (WIC) – Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA) on Thursday signed contract agreements with 5 contractors for the construction of 20km asphalt roads at a cost of more than 1.1 billion birr.
AACRA signed the agreement with CRBC Addis Engineering plc, Yemane Girmay General Contractor, Macro General Contractor Trading Plc, Aser Construction plc and Melcon Construction.

Engineer Fekade Haile, general manager of AACRA and heads of the contractors signed the agreement at a ceremony held at the authority’s head office.
Engineer Fekade on the occasion said the 20km asphalt roads to be built by the authority would link Arabsa, Yeka Abado and Tulu Dimtu condominium sites with main roads.

The cost for the construction of the roads will be covered by the Addis Ababa City Administration, he said.
According to the manager, the contractors will begin the construction of the roads within the coming 15 days and finalize them on February 2015.

The construction of the roads would create 10,000 jobs, it was learnt.