State enterprise awarded city’s 4.5 billion Birr road project
The Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation (ECWR) was awarded a 4.5 billion birr road project to be built here in Addis Ababa on November 18, 2020.
It is the first mega project floated by the Addis Ababa Road Construction Authority (AACRA) that ECWR won in recent years. On Wednesday November 18, 2020, the authority and the corporation signed their first agreement to build 118km of roads in the capital city.
In a ceremony held at AACRA’s headquarter, the contract was signed by ACRA’s Director General, Moges Tibebu (Eng.) and CEO of ECWR, Yonas Ayalew (Eng.).
During the ceremony, it was disclosed that the contract consists of eight road projects that will have a total length of 118 kms. Five of these projects that make up a total of 50 kms will be asphalt concrete, while the remaining three projects that cover 68.4 kms are going to be coble stone roads.
Moges further indicated that the stated asphalt road, which is 15 to 50 meters in width, will be built in Yeka Tafo, Bole Arabsa, Jemmo, Koye Feche and Chefe Condominium areas.
It was also revealed that the projects are going to create 2,000 jobs and they are expected to take from 9 to 19 months to complete.
In related news, AACRA will launch five more new road project constructions as of November 22, 2020.
Deputy Director of Corporate Communications of AACRA, Eyasu Solomon told The Reporter that these five new projects to be commissioned will have a combined length of some 46 km, of which most of them are being built around condominium houses located around Koye Feche.
The official launch ceremony will be held in the presence of the City’s Deputy Mayor, Adanech Abiebie, as well as other senior officials.