The 80 km concrete asphalt road is built by a Chinese construction firm, China Communication Construction Company (CCCC). The new six lane 12 meter wide road can accommodate 15000 vehicles per day. Work on the project commenced in April 2010.
The loan was secured from the Export Import (EXIM) Bank of China.
The new road will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Hailemaraim Desalegn and the Chinese premier, Li Kegiang.
Source: The Reporter