Road connecting Ethiopia, Kenya opens for traffic (Kenya)

The Yabelo-Mega road that connects Ethiopia and Kenya was recently inaugurated and is now open to road users.
Speaking at the inauguration, Ethiopian Minister for Transport, Workneh Gebeyhu, said the road was one of several many projects underway in the country aimed at linking Ethiopia with its neighbours through means of infrastructure.
The president of the Oromia Regional State, Muktar Kedir, added that the road plays a critical role. He explained that it was not only a means of connecting, but enhances the provision of health, education and other public services to the local communities.
According to the Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA), the construction of the road took more than three years to build and had cost the authority 740 million Birr ($37.2million) in expenses.
The project had been contracted by a Chinese company.