At Goro-Bole, Deputy Mayor Launches Expensive Projects

Apr 3 , 2021

The Addis Abeba City Roads Authority launched the construction of a 4.9Km road that will connect Bole International Airport to the Goro neighbourhood in the southeastern section of the city. The city's Deputy Mayor, Adanech Abebie, launched the project that is forecasted to cost 1.6 billion Br. It has been contracted out to Aser Construction Plc, while Unicon Consulting, a Pakistani firm, will carry out the supervision work. At 320 million Br a kilometre, this road will be one of the most expensive roads built in the city, after the massive uplift of Africa Avenue (Bole Road). The road will include pedestrian walkways and a bicycle lane and is hoped to play a role in alleviating the heavy traffic that constricts the Gerji-Goro road. The project is expected to be completed in two years.



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Pedestrian walkways around Addis Abeba are growing smaller by the day, competing to gain a foothold in the public spaces. The city, which prides itself as Africa's political and diplomatic capital, becomes a showcase of contrast. Beauty and affluence wrestle destitution and poverty to claim space. Vendors have displayed their second-hand outfits, shoes and luggage for sale on a roundabout in front of the Ministry of Education, up at the Arat Kilo area...



Retired city buses were once converted to bakery outlets retailing bread supplied by ‘Sheger Bakery' during their twilight zone. The city administration had used Anbessa City buses as its retail shops before formal outlets replaced them. Sheger Bakery, touted as the largest bakery and flour factory with the potential of baking two million loaves of bread daily, was to cater for millions of people in Addis Abeba with a subsidized bread supply but failed to live up to expectations. The old city...