Under the small-scale market infrastructure development and management sub-component, the Agricultural Growth Program (AGP) is financing feeder road development within the selected woredas. The AGP will support construction and/or rehabilitation of about 800 kilometers of critically important, small-scale feeder roads needed to fulfill the programmatic objectives.
Therefore, this activity comprises:
- Construction/rehabilitation of kebele to woreda center roads, kebele to kebele roads, village to kebele center roads, footbridges, and road side drainage.
- Establishing and training of road maintenance groups of the local people for the repair and maintenance of community-owned transport infrastructure;
- Provision of critical startup tools to the community for use under O&M; and
- Linking interested individuals and groups who are willing to own/rent intermediate transport methods (ITM) with micro-finance institutions.
So far construction and rehabilitation of more than 303km of feeder roads is under way and 10 footbridges have been completed in order to improve access to markets.
Site: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia