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.
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.
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.
China and Eritrea have maintained sound and healthy bilateral relations in all areas since establishing diplomatic relations. I still remember the heated atmosphere in Cinema Roma where the artist troupe from Inner Mongolia of China staged two performances of traditional Chinese culture in September 2015, some audience stood through the whole performance because there were no more empty seats.
Chinese construction equipment manufacturer LiuGong has won a large equipment procurement project tendered by the government of Eritrea. It’s the third time LiuGong is awarded a procurement tender in Eritrea.
The end of sporadic power supply in Eritrea is on the horizon as the extension and construction programs at the Hirgigo thermal power plant is almost complete.
According to African Energy Intelligence sources, Hirgigo power plant will go fully operational later this year.
The country have seen multiple power cuts in the last couple of years mainly due to shortfalls in the supply. The current output at Hirgigo, the biggest plant in the country, and that of Belaza (17MW) accounts for 90% of all supply in Eritrea; and together lose 18% of the power they generate. Continue reading Power Outage to End in Eritrea→