Ethiopian Business Review

AACRA Signs Deals to Improve Road Development

The Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA) signed two contract agreements on February 21, 2015 for projects totalling ETB135million.The first agreement, which is to construct the 1.7km road project from Semit Condominium site around CMC to a water treatment plant located in Yerer Goro, is estimated to cost ETB133.5 million. The project will be constructed by Deriba Deferrsa General Contractor (DDGC).

Although DDGC has been in the road construction industry for the past 15 years, this contract agreement is its first with the AACRA. The project was designed by Zewdie Eskinder Consultants long time ago.

‘‘[The project] has to wait because the Bole Lemi Industry Zone has complicated the [construction path] and it had to be redesigned,’’ said Fekade Haile (Eng.), general manager of the Authority, during the signing ceremony. 

The second agreement was signed between AACRA and Prominent Engineering Solutions, to survey and incorporate the already-built 21 road projects in Addis Ababa in to the city’s master plan. The project costs ETB1.3 million and will be finalized within six months. Although the roads are built and already in use, surveying and redesigning is needed because the Addis Ababa City Planning Project Office requested it, according to Fekade.

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