Northern Red Sea region: Integrated endeavors being exerted to ensure even distribution of land transport facilities
The Ministry of Transport and Communications’ branch in the Northern Red Sea region indicated that integrated endeavors are being exerted to ensure even distribution of land transport facilities. Massawa, 2 May 2012 – The Ministry of Transport and Communications’ branch in the Northern Red Sea region indicated that integrated endeavors are being exerted to ensure even distribution of land transport facilities.
Mr. Tewolde Dirar, head of land transport department in the branch office, said that the Government has been working on strengthening the land transport sector in the conviction that it is impact-fortifying element for the implemented and mapped out social service facilities and socio-economic program. He further indicated that 5 bridges have been built along both the Asmara-Massawa road channels with a prioritized consideration of track transportation, and that load control checkups are in place in Emkulu to ensure safety.
The branch office stated that there exist 4 bus terminals in the region besides 22 transport channels, and that its future undertaking would target the opening of bus terminals in Afabet and Ginda respectively with a view to extending better transport service to the sub-zones of Nakfa, Krora and Adobha.
Mr. Tewolde asserted that the Kohaito-Foro strategic road, which was built by one of the national construction companies, is a demonstration of the nation’s capacity to independently undertake significant accomplishments of this kind. He also said that the road has promoted accessibility of social services in the area.
Reports indicate that a total of 3,300 Km. of asphalted and dirt roads have been constructed in the Northern Red Sea region.