Ethiopia - Bedele-Metu Road Upgrading Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 10 Nov 2011
Signature Date 03 Feb 2012
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 35,330,928.05
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Bedele – Metu Road Upgrading Project is designed as a standalone operation within a multi-donor supported sub-program whose objective is to connect Ethiopia with South Sudan as well as improve the local road network. In addition, it is within the broad five year RSDP-IV (2011-15) program. The project consist in upgrading of an existing 112km road to all weather high standard road with a wide carriageway and asphaltic surfacing. For the most part, the project road will serve the Illu Aba Bobra zone (covering Bedele and Metu towns) with a population of about 1.3 million people. The road will connect the two towns of Bedele and Metu with Addis Ababa city. The project will cost UA 50.31 million and will be implemented over a period of 4 years.

Project Objectives

The project objective is to connect Bedele and Metu towns with a asphalt concrete road and thereby connect the region with the commercial and administrative city of Addis Ababa. The outcomes include improved road network, reduced travel times and travel cost for all road users and improved road safety, HIV/AIDS awareness, gender sensitization and forestation.


The direct beneficiaries of the project will include small holder farmers, traders, agro-businesses and transporters. The general population will have improved access to social amenities and economic centres.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Ethiopia
Ethiopian Roads Authority


IATI identifier 46002-P-ET-DB0-014
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name GARBADO Eriso Guntura

Geographic Location

Country Ethiopia
Coordinates Location Name
8.5 36.3333 Bedele
8.27526 35.756 Illubabor zone
8.3 35.5833 Metu