Egypt eyes taking part in Ethiopia’s Key Road Plan, Airport Project

Egyptian government expressed readiness to take part in Ethiopia’s national road development programme and major international airport in the country’s capital.

Egypt’s Housing Minister Moustafa Madbouly explored on Tuesday with Ethiopian Transport Minister Workenah Gebeyehu means of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

This comes since Egypt’s leading construction firm, Arab Contractors is currently carrying out Ethiopia’s road development programme for two roads at length of 180 km.

From his part, Minister Madbouly stated that the meeting discussed methods to encourage Egyptian construction firms to take part in the Ethiopian transport ministry’s national plan to build up new roads at total length of 50.000 km.

The two ministers have also referred to the Egyptian construction firms’ possible participation to implement the new international airport in Addis Ababa.

The Ethiopian government plans to commence works on Addis Ababa’s new airport by end of the current year.

Moreover, Madbouly said his meeting with minister Gebeyehu also tackled the start of training the Ethiopian technical cadres through involving in training courses at Egypt’s Housing and Building National Research Centre and other centres affiliated to the Egyptian housing ministry.

Next month, Egypt will start the first training session for the Ethiopian cadres, the Egyptian minister noted.

The meeting between Madbouly and Gebeyehu were made on the sidelines of the 18th Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) summit that took place in the Ethiopian capital.

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