May 8/2021 (ENA) Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed today officially inaugurated the Modjo – Meki – Batu Expressway.
The 92 KM long Modjo – Meki – Batu project is part of the 202 KM Mojo-Hawassa Expressway.
The Mojo-Hawassa Expressway is also part of the Trans-African Highway network that stretches from Cairo to Cape Town and comprises transcontinental road projects to facilitate regional cooperation and trade.
The Mojo-Hawassa Expressway is expected to enhance trade and cooperation particularly with Kenya.
The Mojo-Hawassa Expressway is a two-phase construction project and the rest of the Batu-Hawassa Expressway is under construction.
The 202-kilometers expressway to be connected with Addis-Adama Expressway is being built with an outlay of 13.58 billion Birr.
Construction of Mojo-Hawassa Expressway was commenced five years ago.