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Addis Adaba Adama (Nazareth) Expressway, Ethiopia

Addis Adaba Adama (Nazareth) expressway is an under-construction expressway in Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. It will be first expressway in Ethiopia and East Africa when complete, and also the first toll road in the nation. The new expressway connects the capital city Addis Adaba to Adama (Nazareth). Ethiopian Roads Authority ...

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Nairobi-Thika Superhighway, Kenya

The Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki officially inaugurated the superhighway connecting Nairobi and Thika in November 2012. The superhighway is expected to boost the economy of the East African Zone. The eight-lane highway is 50km long, starting from Nairobi and running up to the outskirts of Thika. The $360m road project ...

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Gauteng Freeway Improvement, South Africa

The Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) was launched by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) to improve the infrastructural network in Gauteng. The GFIP is the single largest national road project taken up by the government in more than 20 years. Once completed, the project is expected to ...

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East-West Highway, Algeria

The East-West Highway project was launched by Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in 2009. Costing $11.2bn, it is considered as Algeria’s most important road project and the largest public works project in the world. It was scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2013, but delayed by about a year. ...

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Orgãos-Pedra Badejo Road, Cape Verde

On 6 June 2009 a road connecting the towns of Orgãos and Pedra Badejo, in Santiago, the Republic of Cape Verde, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Dr José Maria Neves. The 10km-long and 6m-wide road was constructed in cooperation with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The project is part of ...

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