Upgrading of the 4.2-km road from Meskel Square to Bole Ring Road in Addis Ababa City was launched here on Friday.
The road will be upgraded with 60 million USD secured in loan from Export-Import Bank of China.
City Mayor Kuma Demeksa on the occasion called on the public and the contractor company to cooperate in reducing the possible traffic congestion, which may occur during upgrading of the road.
Addis Ababa City Roads Authority Director-General Eng. Fekade Haile on his part said upgrading of the road will be completed within two and a half years.
Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Xie Xiaoyan on his part said upgrading of the road will further strengthen existing relations between Ethiopia and China.
The Ambassador said China will provide support towards success of Ethiopia’s five-year Growth and Transformation Plan.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency (ENA)