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Numerous cities and villages become transportation beneficiaries

In the past 25 years of Independence over 90% of the cities and villages in the country have become transportation beneficiaries. This was indicated by the Minister of Transportation and Communications, Mr. Tesfaselasie Berhane.

Asmara, 06 May 2016- In the past 25 years of Independence over 90% of the cities and villages in the country have become transportation beneficiaries. This was indicated by the Minister of Transportation and Communications, Mr. Tesfaselasie Berhane.

The Minister explained that on top of the Government’s investment for construction and maintenance of asphalt and dirt roads the public was also engaged in construction of roads linking their villages. As a result, the Minister said that buses and min-buses have been allocated to almost all the villages that have access of roads.

He further described that at independence there were 257 privately owned busses and currently there are 1280 buses and min-buses providing transportations service. City buses are also allocated to the cities of Mendefera, Massawa, Barentu, Keren and Assab.

Minister Tesfaselasie also said the with the efforts exerted by the Ministry from time to time to introduce new taxis there are at present about 1000 taxis operating in Asmara and in other cities in the country.

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