An Ethiopian official said on Saturday that the construction of an asphalt road linking Ethiopia to Kenya was going on.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Samson Wondimu, communication director at the Ethiopian Roads Authority said that the 499km asphalt concrete road stretches through southern Ethiopia to Kenya.
He said the Addis Ababa-Nairobi-Mombasa road is part of the Cape Town- Egypt highway, which will traverse nine African countries including Ethiopia.
“Kenya constructs part of the stated road linking Mombasa with the Ethiopian border and Ethiopia on its part constructs the road from the border to its capital, Addis Ababa,” Wondimu said.
“The road project is part of the plan to interconnect African countries,” he added.
When completes in 2017, the road, which is funded by the Ethiopian government and the African Development Bank, is expected to enhance trade relations between Ethiopia and Kenya.
Source: World Bulletin