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Ethopia - Jimma-Mizan Road Upgrading Project - ESIA Summary


The Jimma-Mizan road upgrading project is one of the main road projects included in the Ethiopian Government’s 10 Years Road Sector Development Programme – (1997- 2007). This development programme is designed to improve and expand the country's road network in order to stimulate the economy for long term development. It is recognised that agriculture is the backbone of the economy and particular importance is placed on the development of this sector by the removal of the transport constraints facing the sector. This explains the decision to upgrade the deteriorating Jimma-Mizan road to provide market access to agricultural products and facilitate agricultural export particularly coffee produced in the project zone of influence.

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