18 November 2012

Ethiopia: Dire Dawa Roads Authority Bans Heavy Trucks Not to Park Inside the City

The Dire Dawa Roads Authority has restricted parking of heavy trucks in the city since the last two weeks. The restriction was imposed mainly due to the overload of the heavy trucks has damaged the cobble stone road throughout the city.

They are also responsible for dusting the road, affecting the peace and security of the society and destroying the cobblestone roads constructed in 1998, inspector Gemechu Kacha, public relation division officer at Dire Dawa Traffic Bureau told Fortune.

Dire Dawa city hosts an estimate of 80 heavy duty trucks flowing to and from Addis Abeba to Djiboutidaily, said inspector Gemechu. The restriction bans these freight trucks not to park in the city load. Since the past couple of week they are not allowed to park outside their park area unless for air pump services, assemblage or to unload commodities.

As an immediate measure, the trucks are currently allowed to reside at a temporary park site at Congo Meda inside the town. However, permanent parking area will be build, three Kilometer far west of Dire Dawa town, according to Bineyam Wubshet, general manager of the city's road authority.

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