Road connecting Ethiopia, Kenya opens for traffic

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Addis Ababa, 4 September 2014 (WIC) - The Yabelo-Mega road that connects Ethiopia and Kenya has been inaugurated and is open for traffic.
Speaking at the inauguration, Ethiopian Minister for Transport, Workneh Gebeyhu, said the road is one of several many projects underway in the country aimed at linking Ethiopia with its neighbors through infrastructure.

President of the Oromia Regional State, Muktar Kedir, on his part said the road plays a critical role in connecting different woredas of the Borena Zone, enhancing provision of health, education and other public services to the local communities.

Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) said the construction of the road lasted for over three years and had cost the authority 740 million Birr in expenses. The project was contracted by a Chinese company. (Addis Standard)