The Daguru-Galamo asphalt road, part of the Ethiopia-Djibouti transport corridor, begins construction. The project launch was attended by the Prime Minister of Djibouti, Abdulkadir Kamil Hamad, the transport minister, Hassen Humud Ibrahim, the Saudi Ambassador to Djibouti, and the Ethiopian Ambassador to Djibouti, Birhanu Tsegaye.
The road project aims to enhance transport and logistics in the Ethiopia-Djibouti import-export corridor. The Saudi Fund for Development funds it & the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) builds it.
The project aligns with the partnership agreement between the Djibouti and Saudi Arabia governments. Other projects part of the transport corridor includes the Adama-Melka Jilo (60km) Expressway and the Adama-Dire Dawa Expressway project.
Adama-Melka Jilo (60km) Expressway continues the existing Addis Ababa- Adama expressway and is part of the planned Adama-Dire Dawa Expressway project, designed to realize the overcrowding on the current Addis Ababa – Djibouti road.
The projects are expected to tackle the country’s current trade and transportation challenges and facilitate social and economic development activities. They are located in central-eastern Ethiopia, within the corridor of the existing Addis Ababa – Adama – Awash – Djibouti trunk road, and cross the Oromia and Amhara National Regional States districts.