Ethiopian Roads Authority Communication Directorate Director, Samson Wondmu, said construction of this road project which was started in November 2010 is 40% complete.
The cost of the construction of the road is expected to be fully covered by the Ethiopian government.
The 33.5-kilometer-long road construction project requires over 592 million birr.
The construction was planned to be finalized by the end of 2011 budget year, he said.
The construction seems to be slow, and the reason is that the properties in the construction site have not been removed.
Samson Wondmu said the construction of the road will be facilitated for access to Hawassa Airport and its investment opportunities in the area.