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Eritrea: SFECO to Build New 134Km Adi Guadad-Akordet Highway

Ground-breaking ceremony for the first phase of the 30Km central Habela-Cheatat section of the new 134 Km Adi Guadad-Akordet, two-lane asphalt Road held today in Habela.

BY SHABAIT

The first phase of the construction of the Adi Guadad-Akordet, two-lane, 134 km new asphalt road was launched at a ceremony held today, 11 November in Habela.

The first phase of the construction of the new road by Chinese Company ‘SFECO’ is expected to be accomplished within two years and will cover 30 km from Habela to Cheatat.




At the launching ceremony in which Mr. Hagos Gebrehiwet, head of the PFDJ Economic Affairs took part, the Minister of Public Works, Mr. Abraha Asfeha indicates that the old road connecting Asmara with Gash Barka region passing through Keren was very narrow and with rolling mountainous topography that limits the driving speed and open to high risk.

>> ALSO READ : SFECO Commissions Hirgigo Power Plant

Mr. Abraha went on to say that the new road will be of a high standard and it will shorten the existing Asmara-Akordet road by 20 km and that will have strategic economic importance.

>> ALSO READ : SFECO Group Won Machinery Supply and Power Plant Extension Contracts

Mr. Yang Zigang, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Eritrea indicating that since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1993, Eritrea and China cooperation has been strengthened continuously.

>> ALSO READ : SFECO Building US$100m Agriculture Related Plants in Eritrea

He also said that the ‘SFECO’ Construction Company has vast experience and capacity to construct the road and is expected the Eritrean nationals that join the program will gain substantial experience.
This mountainous segment will be constructed on the basis of the Chinese Government concessional loan.




From August 20th – 23rd, Mr. Zhou Wei, the Chief Engineer, led an inspection team made the check upon delivery of the first batch of equipment, such as bulldozers, loaders and road rollers for the Eritrean Highway Project. The delivery ceremony was held after check.

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On August 28th, the test explosion of the Eritrean Highway project undertaken by SFECO was successfully completed. As the first phase of the project, the highway is about 30 kilometers long and designed as a two-way two-lane road.




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On September 14th, the first shipment of equipment and materials for the Eritrean Highway project undertaken by SFECO sailed from Port Nangang, Shanghai. It arrives at the port of Massawa starting mid-October.

China, Eritrea to Develop Cooperation in Construction, Health and Oil Exploration Sectors

Chinese Foreign Minister has expressed readiness to develop cooperation with Eritrea in the sectors of construction, health as well as oil exploration.

BY SHABAIT

Eritrean delegation led by Mr. Hagos Gebrehiwet, Head of PFDJ Economic Affairs, met and held talks with Mr. Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China in the sideline of the meeting on the Implementation of the Follow-up Actions of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Continue reading China, Eritrea to Develop Cooperation in Construction, Health and Oil Exploration Sectors

The Great Game in the Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa appears to be gearing towards a new order set off by a global competition of strategic interest by great powers in Africa.

BY MEHARI TADDELE MARU | TRT WORLD

The Horn of Africa appears to be gearing towards a new order set off by a global competition of strategic interest by great powers in Africa. In addition to internal political upheavals, the competition is precipitated by a struggle for influence in the region by the US and China. Continue reading The Great Game in the Horn of Africa

Washington Wakes Up to East Africa’s Importance

Bringing the U.S. in from the Cold. Fears of growing Chinese and Russian influence in the region may have influenced Washington to suddenly shift its toxic policy against Eritrea, including reversing its opposition to the lifting of U.N. sanctions … as a prelude to improving its own bilateral ties with the country.

BY STRATFOR

The Horn of Africa is in the midst of profound change. From a summer peace deal between longtime enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea to multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects, the region is transforming, providing opportunities for outside powers to enhance their economic influence.  Continue reading Washington Wakes Up to East Africa’s Importance

Risks Bubbling Beneath Djibouti’s Foreign Bases

Political and economic stability has underpinned the tiny African nation’s attractiveness to foreign militaries but several underlying issues could soon break the calm.

BY BERTIL LINTNER | ASIA TIMES

The Republic of Djibouti is on any measure one of the most stable countries in eastern Africa. There are no known Islamic radicals here and, unlike its immediate neighbor Somalia and Yemen across the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, it is not plagued by a vicious civil war. Continue reading Risks Bubbling Beneath Djibouti’s Foreign Bases