The 90-kilometer road project, which began in 2018, should be completed in the next few days, and will have an immediate impact on relations between the two countries, the text adds.
Five Eritrean contractors are responsible for carrying out the work, during which they doubled the width of the old road (from six to 12.2 meters) and built 25 bridges.
The Ethiopian year, based on the old Alexandrian calendar, begins every September 11, except for leap years, when its beginning is set on the 12th of the same month (next September 11 starts here 2012).
Eritrea separated in 1993 from Ethiopia, which lost its exit to the sea, and later, in 1998, a war between the two nations ensued, ended in 2000 with an approximate balance of 80 thousand dead.
Hostility, however, did not cease until September last year, when presidents Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia and Isaiah Afewerki of Eritrea signed a peace agreement.
During that period, the road infrastructure between the two states suffered great deterioration until it was practically unused, and the parties agreed to remodel it to restore the free movement of people and goods.
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