Low Cost Road Construction in Ethiopia

Alem Ketema Sekota New Road Construction


In early 1992 the Government of Ethiopia recognised that they would be dependent upon foreign contractors for all their construction needs unless they could stimulate a local contracting industry. As a catalyst to achieve their aim they chose to construct several low cost rural roads by local Ethiopian contractors utilising design and construct contracts.  The Alem Ketema to Sekota Road Project is one of these projects. This 675-km new gravel road now provides access to remote, drought stricken areas of northern Ethiopia, for the first time. 

This paper reports on the project and describes problems encountered and suggests some of the solutions to these problems.

Key Staff of the Alem Ketema Sekota Rural Road Project

Follow this Link for the BERTA Construction Company Brochure for the Dawnt Lalibela Rural Road Project

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