Transport Bureau has awarded a French company, Safege Sas and its local partners a 64.7 million Br project comprising consulting, design and construction supervision of its Bus Rapid Transit project (BRT). The company’s representative, Luc Ponchon, project manager and Fekadu Haile (Eng.), general manager of Addis Abeba City Roads Authority signed the contract on March 16, 2016, at the Authority’s premises on Roosevelt Street. Two local companies accompany Safege: the Ethiopian Hammda Engineering Consult Plc and the British Integrated Transport Planning Ltd.
For a 16km stretch of road starting from the Pasteur Institute to Jemmo condominiums, this project will see a fully dedicated right of way (busway) introduced between the two regular rights of way. This will prioritize public transportation by decreasing the pressure of traffic congestion caused by public vehicles. This is part of the city’s effort to transform the transport system into one dominated by mass transportation, Asmare, head of BRT project told Fortune, as is the city’s transportation goal for the next few years.
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Image: 3D rendering of Bus Rapid Transit Corridor (AF).