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Old October 12th, 2010, 09:19 PM   #21
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Old October 12th, 2010, 09:25 PM   #22
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At Meskel Flower junction (Olympia)



Bole Rwanda junction (with EU road)



At Wello Sefer junction

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Old October 12th, 2010, 10:09 PM   #23
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So this is finally starting! Yes, but I thought it was to be undertaken by a domestic firm...
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Old October 12th, 2010, 10:22 PM   #24
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They took it away from Enyi Construction because they doubted they could do a good job. TBH, I'm glad they did.

Ethiopian firms are notorious for taking a loooooong time to finish a project and they ALWAYS have excuses: we don't get paid on time, the price of cement, workers don't want to work, bla bla bla. Like foreign firms don't have those issues or something.
Then of course, they complain they don't get a lot of projects. Sorry but, if you prove you are unreliable with cost overruns and endless delays, you are showing you are not the right company.

Bole is a MAJOR road so we can't have that kind of BS there. They can be incompetent on minor projects.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #25
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They took it away from Enyi Construction because they doubted they could do a good job. TBH, I'm glad they did.

Ethiopian firms are notorious for taking a loooooong time to finish a project and they ALWAYS have excuses: we don't get paid on time, the price of cement, workers don't want to work, bla bla bla. Like foreign firms don't have those issues or something.
Then of course, they complain they don't get a lot of projects. Sorry but, if you prove you are unreliable with cost overruns and endless delays, you are showing you are not the right company.

Bole is a MAJOR road so we can't have that kind of BS there. They can be incompetent on minor projects.
While I'd love to see our domestic firms getting these jobs, I agree with you 100%.

EDIT: Oh, I see this in the article now.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 01:54 PM   #26
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USD 60 mln for Meskel Square-Bole Road project
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The Export-Import Bank of China, China Eximbank, has agreed to facilitate USD 60 million for the belated Meskel Square-Bole Road project in the shelves for the last several years, Fekade Haile, general manager of Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA), told The Reporter. The bank has confirmed its readiness to provide the stated sum of finance for the 4.1km asphalt project incorporating three fly-over bridges and two road junctions, according to Fekade.

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) and China’s Ministry of Commerce, which helped facilitate the soft loan, are wrapping up the deal, Fekade said. “We are now awaiting the go ahead from China’s Ministry of Commerce. We have almost concluded the deal.”

With China Eximbank involved in the awarding of the stylish road project, CRBC Addis, subsidiary of China Road and Bridge Corporation, is destined to become the contractor for the road project expected to cost in excess of USD 60 million.

Registered in Ethiopia as a share company, CRBC will undertake the project, according to Fekade. The project is expected to take one year after the ground breaking.

The Meskel Square-Bole Road project was previously awarded to Eniy Construction, a local firm, which offered to do the job for 390 million birr some three years ago. In the months following, however, AACRA, owner of the project, terminated the deal with the company as the contractor reportedly failed to execute the project according to schedule.

Being a lucrative contract, the project had even attracted the attention of the National Bank of Egypt, which tried to provide finance for the project so that it will be undertaken by Egyptian construction firm, Arab Contractors, according to informed sources.

The Meskel Square-Bole Road is 40m wide with three fly-overs around the localities known as Olympia, Wollo Sefer and Rwanda Embassy. There will be side roads along the three fly-over bridges.

China Eximbank was established in 1994. Fully owned by the Chinese government and under the direct leadership of the State Council, China Eximbank is a government policy bank enjoying the same international credit ratings as China's sovereign ratings.

The Meskel Square-Bole Road project was previously awarded to Eniy Construction, a local firm, which offered to do the job for 390 million birr some three years ago. In the months following, however, AACRA, owner of the project, terminated the deal with the company as the contractor reportedly failed to execute the project according to schedule.

Being a lucrative contract, the project had even attracted the attention of the National Bank of Egypt, which tried to provide finance for the project so that it will be undertaken by Egyptian construction firm, Arab Contractors, according to informed sources.

The Meskel Square-Bole Road is 40m wide with three fly-overs around the localities known as Olympia, Wollo Sefer and Rwanda Embassy. There will be side roads along the three fly-over bridges.

China Eximbank was established in 1994. Fully owned by the Chinese government and under the direct leadership of the State Council, China Eximbank is a government policy bank enjoying the same international credit ratings as China's sovereign ratings.
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Old November 7th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #27
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that's a bad news for the future of local construction firms. it's unfortunate that the firm was not able to execute in a timely manner after wining the contract. it lost the confidence of the government and ruined it's own reputation while leaving a bad impression about local firms. we need the local firms to step up and take advantage of this huge opportunity.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 06:20 PM   #28
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Israeli firms to construct low-cost roads

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Two Israeli firms, ITEC World and ANY WAY Green Solutions, concluded a deal with the Addis Ababa City Road Authority (AACRA) to implement a new low-cost road technology in two road projects around Gerji. The road projects, which are expected to be completed in no later than two months time, would also be the first projects to utilize what is known as a "stabilized" system that cuts costs by around 35 percent when compared to the conventional technique.

The "stabilized" system differs in the way that the basement of the asphalt road is constructed through the use of mixtures of liquid chemicals and powder chemicals to obtain a strong concrete asphalt basement that would lie beneath the upper part. The conventional technique, on the other hand, uses crushed stone, pebbles and gravels at the bottom followed by strong thick asphalt on the top.

According to Fekade Haile (Eng.), general manager of AACRA, the application of the chemical would help cement the rocks together avoiding dust and allowing for suitable flow of traffic.

ITEC World was awarded the rehabilitation of a three-kilometer road from Yerer to Imperial Hotel, which has been in a bad state for quite some time now, at a total cost of 15 million birr while ANY WAY Green Solutions was given a similar project for a five-kilometer road around the same area. However, the two differ in the way they implement the "stabilized" technology.

ITEC would be using liquid chemicals mixture to build the asphalt road while ANY WAY prefers the powder chemical.

According to Fekade, both firms are experienced with the "stabilized" technique and have given five years warrantee for the maintenance of the roads that they are building.
Local firms need to step their game up.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 08:41 PM   #29
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Local firms need to step their game up.
This technology would probably save money in repairing potholes & road damages....

BUT it is imperative that the City road authorities make sure that these chemicals/powders do not result in contamination of the environment (leaching into the groundwater, running-off into streams, getting consumed by animals, affecting pedestrians etc...)

The same concern & attention given to environmental impacts of pesticides & fertilizer chemicals to protect rural lands & population should also be afforded to urban folks...
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Old November 21st, 2010, 06:32 PM   #30
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This technology would probably save money in repairing potholes & road damages....

BUT it is imperative that the City road authorities make sure that these chemicals/powders do not result in contamination of the environment (leaching into the groundwater, running-off into streams, getting consumed by animals, affecting pedestrians etc...)

The same concern & attention given to environmental impacts of pesticides & fertilizer chemicals to protect rural lands & population should also be afforded to urban folks...


my understanding is it's already a proven and safe technology they're trying to apply to the current technique being used. if that isn't the case, this concern needs to be addressed before any construction begins. risking the public safety in order to save money is not an option.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 09:11 PM   #31
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This technology would probably save money in repairing potholes & road damages....

BUT it is imperative that the City road authorities make sure that these chemicals/powders do not result in contamination of the environment (leaching into the groundwater, running-off into streams, getting consumed by animals, affecting pedestrians etc...)

The same concern & attention given to environmental impacts of pesticides & fertilizer chemicals to protect rural lands & population should also be afforded to urban folks...
This is not new untested technology. It's just new to Ethiopia.
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Old November 27th, 2010, 03:03 PM   #32
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Chinese Firm Wins Contract for $46 Million Ethiopian Highway

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The Ethiopian Roads Authority signed a contract worth 770 million Ethiopian birr ($46.2 million) for a Chinese company to build a 97.5-kilometer (60-mile) road, the Ethiopian News Agency reported, without citing anyone.

Tsugi Civil Engineering Group will build the Yabelo-to-Mega stretch of asphalt, which is a section of the main road to Kenya, according to the Addis Ababa-based agency. It is one of 40 roads to be built in the year through July 6, 2011, ENA said.

Chinese companies in Ethiopia have built 41 roads worth 24 billion Ethiopian birr in the past decade, the state-owned agency reported on Nov. 18.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 07:43 AM   #33
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New Technology to Fast-Track Gerji Road Construction


A new road construction technology from Israel, which involves changing the soil density by treating it with an enzyme, and which costs around 650,000 Br, is to be used for the road from Imperial Hotel to Yerer through Gerji.

Clearing work of the road, which has remained damaged for a long time despite being repaired many times, started a month ago.

The road required repeated maintenance due to the absorbing nature of the soil and the imperfectly designed drainage system, Fekade Haile (Eng), manager of the Addis Abeba City Roads Authority (AACRA), said during a site visit on Thursday, December 9, 2010.

Although the enzyme Zym-tec is produced and imported by I Tec W Ltd, an Israeli company with a branch in Ethiopia, the AACRA is responsible for the overall construction of the road.

The technology allows for the use of the already existing road without having to excavate it to fill the layers under the asphalt with selected materials. The chemical, which is composed of natural materials, will be poured and mixed with already existing soil and made dense enough to handle heavy loads, according to Atoon Yosef , the sole owner of I Tec W Ltd, the company providing the solution.

"Involving three layers of 20cm, the road is to be 60cm thick" Fekade told Fortune. "The first and the last layers will consist of soil treated with Zym-tec and compacted to have the appropriate density while the middle layer will only be soil."

Once the layers have been compacted and readied, imported asphalt in a layer eight centimetres thick will be laid instead of the usual 12cm.

The new technology will save the authority 40pc on the total financial costs and 50pc on cement expenses, Fekade claimed.

Only 600 litres of enzyme is needed to construct 5,000sqm of road, claimed the company providing the technology. To test the technology before using it for the construction of the three-kilometre road, the authority had tested it on 350 metres in front of Imperial Hotel.

"We have tested the technology on this road for the past year and it is still in good condition," Fekade said.

Although the clearing work has been finalised, the construction of the road has not started yet, as the AACRA constructs the drainage system.

However, 1.7km of the road will be made available for cars paved with the new technology but without the asphalt this week, according to Abrehame Muse, business developer of the project.

"Even if there is no asphalt covering, the road with the treated layers can manage the traffic without being damaged," he told Fortune.

The roads authority seems content with the new technology and is counting on it being a solution to be used in future road projects.

"The days of excavating stones to build roads are over," Fekade said during the site visit.

The Israeli company is standing by its technology, which it says it has been tried in Brazil, Spain, and Israel.

"We have given a five-year guarantee on the new road," Abraham told Fortune. "If there is any damage we will fix it right away."

The company offered a shorter guarantee than the usual 10 years for road construction projects as it did not design it itself, according to Abraham.

For concrete asphalt, which carries heavy traffic, the design period is 30 years and for liquid asphalt it is five years, according to Belay Wakgira, former traffic engineer with the authority.

"It is not advisable to test new technology on a road that carries as high traffic as this one," he told Fortune.

If the new technology turns out as it is touted to be, it will be a relief to residents in the area who have had to endure inconveniences due to the repeated damage of the road for a long time. The clearing of the road has left it bare, causing dusty conditions. In addition, a lack of alternate routes is still an issue of complaint.

Yohannes Getahun, 35, has lived in the neighbourhood for the past seven years and now resides with his family in one of Sunshine condominiums in front of the main road construction. He spends most of his time commuting and is unhappy that there are no proper detour signs.

"Although I understand that sacrifices need to be made for better things to come, the lack of concern and preparedness is annoying," he told Fortune.

Internationally recognised signs about the construction work are not utilised.

"Drivers only know there is an alternative road when they see other cars taking it," he said.

However, the worries of residents should not be long-lived, according to Fekade.

"The construction of the road will be completed within two months," he said.
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Old December 21st, 2010, 05:06 PM   #34
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Massive Road Plan would connect all Kebeles
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All kebeles in the country could be connected with main access roads in the next five years if all goes according to the plans of the fourth Road Sector Development Program (RSDP).

The huge, 26.5 billion birr project will be under the auspices of the federal and regional authorities. The plan is for small and medium contractors to get the bulk of the work. The government hopes that by giving projects to small contractors in the Universal Rural Roads Access Program (URRAP) their capacity will be enhanced.

According to a source at the Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA), about 750 micro and small-scale road construction institutions selected from all regions will undertake the construction of about 71.5 thousand kilometers of roads over the next five years.
The government is strategizing with small businesses to assist them with technical and equipment issues.

Loan privileges from local banks for contractors are also planned to support the five-year project.

The loans expected this fiscal year have not yet been finalized. The Ministry of Urban Development and Construction says discussions with the banks are in progress.

Local banks are expected to facilitate about 2 billion birr in loans for the institutes allied with the equipment capacity building program.

The country’s five year Road Sector Development Program calls for about 100 thousand kilometers of new roads to be constructed and improved by federal and regional bureaus at a total expense of 122 billion birr.

The Federal Authority will undertake around 10 thousand kilometers of road projects, the regional bureaus will be responsible for around 11 thousand kilometers and the woreda roads (URRAP), which will be undertaken by the Federal Authority with the Ministry of Urban Development and Construction.
http://capitalethiopia.com/index.php...-news&Itemid=4
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Old December 21st, 2010, 05:08 PM   #35
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Ring Road Cleaning Commences
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The Addis Abeba City Solid Waste Management Agency has awarded the cleaning service of the 33.5km long Ring Road to Asmeret Kebede Cleaning Services Plc for close to eight million Birr.

The company, which presented the winning bid, signed the contract in November 2010, and started its cleaning service fully on Thursday, December 16, 2010, following a trial period.

Although Seven companies initially submitted proposals, only five made it past the technical and financial evaluation.

The contract, which is for two and a half years, has the option of extension based on the company’s performance, according to Ermias Seyoum, deputy manager and head of procurement at the agency.

“The company is to be paid on its monthly performance which will be evaluated by supervisors,” he told Fortune.

Established by a member of the Ethiopian Diaspora, Asmeret Kebede Cleaning started out by designing and manufacturing dust bins and trash container nets.

The company will clean solid waste from the road every 24 hours and wash the road once a month, at night, according to the contract.

For the first six months, the company is to conduct the washing using manual labour, but must import a machine for the purpose after that, the contract stipulates.

The company has agreed to hire up to 300 employees for the cleaning, according to Ermias.

The Solid Waste Management Agency took over the responsibility of cleaning the Ring Road from the Addis Abeba City Roads Authority (AACRA), in June 2010. Under its supervision, there are 521 small and micro enterprises (SMEs) that collect trash in the city door-to-door, and 1o private cleaning companies that collect trash from other private companies and government institutions.
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Meskel Square to Airport Road Construction to Start in February

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The long awaited construction of the road from Meskel Square to Bole Airport along Africa Avenue is scheduled to start in February 2011, at a projected cost of 60 million dollars.

The cost of the construction of the 4.3km long and 40-metre wide road, which is to be constructed by China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) Addis Engineering Plc, is expected to be finished in 18 months, according to Fekade Haile (Eng), manager of the Addis Abeba City Roads Authority (AACRA).

The deal for the construction was signed with China Communications and Construction Company (CCCC), parent company of CRBC, in August 2009. Prior to the signing, the bid had been awarded to Enyi Construction, which outbid CRBC, in 2008. However, the board of directors of AACRA, chaired by Kuma Demeksa, mayor of Addis Abeba, cancelled the contract, in October the same year.

“Although we had awarded them the project based on due tender procedures, we had some doubts concerning their capacity,” Fekadu had told Fortune at the time.

While the bid winners are set to start construction of the road, and the money for the construction has been secured from the Export Import Bank of China, it has not been made available, yet.

However, it will be made available to start the road construction as scheduled, according to sources close to the dealings who were not authorised to comment.

The amount for the construction was estimated before the devaluation of the Birr against a basket of major currencies at the beginning of September 2010.

This may create a shortage of funds down the line according to industry experts.


The road was designed by Eng. Zewdie Eskinder & Co Plc, for a fee of 610,000 Br. In total, it will be paid 1.1 million Br, including for the supervision of the construction, which features an underpass on Olympia and Wollo Sefer and an overpass on the road from Rwanda to Mickeyleland. These are to manage the traffic flow at Wollo Sefer and Olympia junctions, leaving a straight road to Bole Airport.

The road is closed off whenever high officials and VIPs go to and from the airport, which holds up traffic, said Yared Mekonnen, head of Eng. Zewdie Eskinder & Co design department, of the reason for the new design.

“The need for clearing traffic quickly while keeping it flowing necessitates the over and underpasses,” he told Fortune.

The road will maintain its existing line and will not affect buildings, with the exception of the one in front of Worbek House to form an overpass from Mickeyleland Cape Verde Street to Bole Rwanda, according to Yared.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 03:43 AM   #37
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Addis Ababa Overpass




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It is Chinese investment.

Scale:8128.5m
Owner:Ministry of Commerce of PRC
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Old February 12th, 2011, 04:19 AM   #38
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It's already been built!
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Old February 12th, 2011, 04:24 AM   #39
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It's already been built!
Where is it situated? The website didn't specify. I don't think the complete construction looks like the picture.


Moderator pls delete thread.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 04:33 AM   #40
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It's the Gotera Interchange. It's the intersection of the road Wello Sefer towards Kera and Meskel Square to Saris. It was completed and opened to traffic sometime in 2009.

Here's a good pic:


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