Development News Edition
Give Feedback

Ethiopia eyes 200,000 km road network

The East Africa country is presently working to realize its road network infrastructure ambition of 200,000 km at the end of second five-year Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP-II), due effective from 2015 to 2020.


Devdiscourse news desk Last Updated at 29 May 2018, 10:05 IST Ethiopia
Ethiopia eyes 200,000 km road network
  • The country's road network coverage has currently accessed 121,171, including gravel road, in which the plan to realize the target is said to be achievable. (Image Credit: Nps.gov)

Ethiopia revealed its plan to meet the country's road network ambition of 200,000 km within the coming two years.

The East African country is presently working to realize its road network infrastructure ambition of 200,000 km at the end of second five-year Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP-II), due effective from 2015 to 2020, said the Ethiopian Roads Authority.

Ethiopia, which has the potential to reach 100,000 km of road network within the first Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP-I), is now working to double that figure by the time GTP-II is completed, the ministry said.

According to the ministry, the country's road network coverage has currently accessed 121,171, including gravel road, in which the plan to realize the target is said to be achievable.

The authority has recently disclosed that the country's main-road coverage has increased from less than 19,000 km to 113,000 km during the last 27 years. The country's road access has now reached 1.23 km per 1,000 Ethiopians, figures from Ethiopian Roads Authority indicated.

The authority further noted Ethiopia's current investments in the infrastructure construction sector, which includes railway construction across the country as well as connecting the capital Addis Ababa with the Djibouti port.


add banner

LEAVE COMMENT

Download our Android App on Google Play