Addis Abeba opens new roads as part of corridor development initiative

Mekelle: 21 May 2024 (Tigray Herald)

Addis Abeba opens new roads as part of corridor development initiative

Addis Abeba Mayor Adanech Abiebie announced the completion and opening of some roads constructed under the city’s road corridor development initiative launched three months ago. “Except for minor works,” she disclosed, “roads covering routes from Mexico Square to Sar Bet, Tewodros Square to Adwa Victory Memorial Museum, and Arat Kilo to St. Mary Church have been completed and opened for residents.”

This announcement followed a field assessment conducted by Mayor Adanech and senior officials to evaluate the progress of the initiative over the weekend.

The initiative encompasses the construction of more than 48 kilometers of vehicular roads, four underground footpaths, 96 kilometers of wide pedestrian pathways, and 100 kilometers of bicycle paths, among others. However, the relocation process for the development has faced challenges. While over 4,000 citizens have been compensated and relocated, some are facing eviction without compensation due to insufficient documentation.

Recently, the city administration announced its target to complete most of the work under the initiative before the upcoming winter season.

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