essenei, 9 May 2012 –

Passengers expressed conviction that the renovation of Mekete Bridge and availability of asphalt road has facilitated transport to the city of Tessenei.

Mr. Amanuel Berhane and Mr. Futsum Andai, both of them drivers, asserted that the renovation of the bridge and some rough spots along the road means the beginning of comfortable highway between Barentu and Tessenei.

Mr. Biniam Arefaine equally stated that the accomplishment would remarkably ensure prompt transportation and traffic safety, besides the comfort passengers and drivers are enjoying.

The road between Barentu and Tessenei covers 120 Km.

Eritrean news: Eritrea-Tokombia, 28 June 2010

The construction of the 115-meter long, 21-meter high and 12.5-meter wide new modern bridge along the Gash River-Tokombia route, Laelai-Gash sub-zone, was inaugurated yesterday. The Administrator of Gash-Barka region, Mr. Mussa Rab’a, inaugurated the bridge.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Administrator of the sub-zone, Mr. Abraham Haile, stated that prior to the construction of the bridge, the inhabitants used to face serious problem during the rainy season. However, the problem is now no more thanks to the construction of such a modern bridge through the creative skill and competence of Gedem and Debaisima construction companies, he added.

Mr. Abraham further pointed out that on top of its contribution in tackling flooding accidents and transport problems, the construction of the River Gash-Tokombia Bridge would play major role in promoting socio-economic development in the sub-zone.

Moreover, he indicated that the bridge along the Walwalai River which was difficult for transport has been fully renovated, besides the undertaking of the necessary repair work on the Barentu-Tokombia road. As a result, the transport problem the inhabitants of the sub-zone used to face has now been resolved.

Also speaking on the occasion, the Secretary of the PFDJ in Gash-Barka region, Mr. Rezene Adonai, noted that the construction of the modern bridge fully attests to the Government’s endeavors to ensure social justice.

The inhabitants of Tokombia semi-urban center expressed satisfaction with the construction of the bridge that would bring about noticeable improvement in their standard of living. Such an impressive work accomplishment would indeed pave the way for still greater prosperity in the area, they emphasized.