Ethiopia, West Tigray Road Open For Traffic
Two road projects that connect east and west part of Tigray regional state, in northern Ethiopia opened for traffic.
The May Tsebri – Shire and Dima -Fiyel Wuha road projects, which covered a total length of 156km, consumed more than 1.7 billion Birr.
The roads are part of the second phase of the road project that links east and west Tigray and the main road project that links the historic town of Gondar in Amhara regional state with town of Shire in Tigray.
Transport Minister Workneh Gebeyehu said the road project will facilitate the transportation to the northern part of the country, which is home for various historic and natural tourist attractions.
Four of the nine world heritages of the nation including Axum, the Semien Mountains Park, Fasil Ghebbi of Gondar, and the Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela are found in the northern part of the country, Amhara and Tigray regional states.
In the efforts to expand the road network of the country, 72,000km roads were built across the nation over the past two decades, raising the total road length to 105,000kms.