Nation Plans to Increase its Express Highways to 1600km in 10-Year

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia is planning to increase the length of its express highways to 1,600 kilometres in the course of the next ten years, a top planning official at federal road fund says.

The expressways so far built in the country include the Addis Ababa-Adama, Modjo–Hawassa, and Dire Dawa-Dewele. Their combined distance of expressways in Ethiopia is now 301KM.

Planning department head at Ethiopian Road Seyad Beshir said the plan is to increase their length to 1,600Km in the coming ten years with a view to enhance Ethiopia’s trade and economic integration with neighboring countries.

“In that regard, we are planning to build additional road infrastructure to connect the country with Djibouti, Eritrea, and Sudan,” she told state-run Ethiopian news agency.