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Photos of Eritrea's Road Infrastructure

Road Infrastructure development

Building and maintaining road infrastructure plays a paramount role in enhancing socio-economic development, commerce and facilitating national integration among groups of people. Presently, road transportation in Eritrea is largely in good shape, and is the dominant mode of transportation for moving goods and passengers.

At the start of Eritrea's independence in 1991, the number of asphalted roads used to cover 4,000 km (2,485 miles), over the years, this figure has more than tripled to the present coverage of 14,000 km ( 8,699 miles).  Some of the largest road infrastructure built over the past few years have been the Massawa-Assab, Massawa-Gilbub, Barentu-Tessenei-Talatasher, Afabet-Kubkub-Nakfa and Massawa-Erafaile roads.

Eritrea's most recent road construction

The head of Minister of Public Works, Mr. Abraha  Asfa indicated construction of the Egla-Foro road has been completed and began rendering service. Mr. Abraha also added the Himbrti-Mensura-Agordat and the Massawa-Afabet-Agordat roads will be expanded to reach Eritrea's Bisha mining site.

At a cost of 13 million dollars, Qatar has recently funded the construction of a 26-kilometer (16 miles) continental highway linking Eritrea's Al-Laffa town with Sudan's Kassala city. President Isaias Afwerki, along with Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, will inaugurate the highway on July 1st of this year. It is to be recalled, both Eritrea and Sudan have recently agreed to open their common borders to facilitate passage between the two countries through ID cards without the need for entry visas.

                                                      [Click on images to see larger quality]

New Road Construction in Anseba region

New Road Bridge in Gash Barka region of Eritrea

Semenawi Keyih Bahri road, built entirely by Eritreans after independence
Semenawi Keyih Bahri Built after independence 

Road entering Asmara

Semenawi Keyih Bahri built after independence 
Semenawi Keyih Bahri built after independence - Photo:  Matt & Bonnie T.

New Dirt Road around Keren that's going to be paved

Camel on the road to Massawa - Photo: Dimiter Todorov

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Photos of Eritrea's Road Infrastructure Reviewed by Admin on 9:18 AM Rating: 5


  1. Good work. Its amazing. I Love Adi

  2. It is impressive to have such record in few years without depending on a dime of hand out. However, given all these supposedly tangible projects, open for the naked eye to see. Developing internal road construction capacity is essential, those are the same skills needed to design buildings and future roads. There is one thing that I would have liked to see along the road, trees. At least 25 yards thick trees have to be planted on both sides of the roads in order to absorb the C2O given off by the motor vehicles.

  3. da de...da de...da de....kedet hagerey, tebegeset....igri-te'kelet ahahahahahaha THANKYOU LORD for the much needed break thankyou !! a'bey/neishto, sebay/sebeyty, warsai/civilian kulom FAH'TER TER NIZIBELU K'ULOM nai idom habeley fetary.

  4. anonymous above ^^^^^ amen za hawey walas haftey, a heart felt and very sweet apreciation! thx for that. god is with them indeed.


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