Chinese-built Ethiopian expressway witnesses increasing traffic

Around 33 million cars have used the Chinese built 76 km Addis Ababa-Adama toll expressway in a five-year period , an Ethiopian official said on Monday.

Speaking to Xinhua, Zahara Mohammed, Communications and Marketing Team Leader at Ethiopian Toll Roads Enterprise (ETRE), said around 33 million cars have used the toll expressway in the last five years, earning around 34 million U.S. dollars of revenues for the country .

The expressway, which is regarded as the first expressway in Ethiopia and East Africa, was partly funded by the Export-Import Bank of China and constructed by the China Communications Construction Company. The expressway went operational in September 2014.