The Ethiopian Road and Transport Authority announced on Tuesday (January 15th) that the construction of a highway linking Ethiopia with neighboring Sudan had been completed and was open now for traffic.
The 100km-long road, stretching from Ethiopia's Asosa town to Sudan's Kumruk (Kormuk), will enhance trade relations as well as social ties between the two countries. The construction of the project was carried out by a Chinese construction company at a cost of over US$27 million. This Ethiopia-Sudan highway is the second highway connecting Ethiopia with Sudan.
Earlier, Ethiopia built a highway to connect its northern town of Metemma with Port Sudan via Gedaref in eastern Sudan. The construction of this road has played an important role in increasing the interstate trade between the two countries and allows Ethiopia to use Sudan's Port Sudan.