The Ministry of Transport has announced the completion of the contract for the implementation of the first stage of the road connecting the cities of Emsad and Marj town in east Libya.
The contract comes within the highway project, which is designed to connect Emsaad in the far east of Libya with Ras Ajdair to the west.
The Minister of Transport, Milad Matouq held discussions with the Italian Ambassador to Libya Giuseppe Perrone regarding the latest developments on the project, according to the Ministry`s Information Office on Wednesday.
The committee on the project explained that the project is divided into four stages, and that besides contracting for the implementation of the first one, the committee had also talked about the completion of designs for the fourth stage between Misrata and Ras Ajdair.
The highway project is being implemented and funded by the Italian government as part of the friendship agreement signed between Libya and Italy in 2008 to compensate Libya due to the Italian colonization of the country in 1911.