24 July 2019
Study tour for the Ethiopian delegation of the Ethiopian Roads Authority at the headquarters of Spea Engineering SpA in Rome. The protagonists – Destaye Hambtamu Tegegne, General Manager of ERA; Metaferia Sisay Bekele, Deputy Director General; Mohammed Abrham Abdulla, Director, Central Road Safety and Database Management; Gobena Umer Hussen, Director, Alemgena Road Network & Safety Management Branch Directorate and Zeleke Tewodros Mekuria, Director, Alemgena Road Network & Safety Management Branch Directorate -, during a week of training on road surveillance and maintenance, saw the structures of the Italian company of the Atlantia Group. Here they collected ideas that could potentially be replicated in their own country. The study trip included a visit to the management and control room, the My Way recording studio and the Fiano Romano regional Department, where the joint activities with Aspi were presented, illustrated in detail by the Director of the Dpt. The delegation then met some representatives of the Department of Infrastructure Development of the Municipality of Rome who showed the system of surveillance and maintenance of the
Capital. Then, a visit to the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” for the presentation of research projects on road safety, monitoring with the help of remote control systems.
Iterchimica also took part, with an intervention on innovative materials for pavements, and the PIARC technical committee that deals with systems for the survey of the state of the pavements. Finally, the Ethiopian delegation, accompanied by Spea, went to ANAS to meet their Italian counterparts. The study tour ended with success and great satisfaction expressed by the delegation.
Spea Engineering’s CEO Antonino Galatà also expressed his satisfaction:
“I think they are very important experiences like the one just concluded with the Ethiopian Roads Authority – says the CEO of Spea – both for those who participate in the Study tour and for those who host it. A mutual enrichment and an exchange of skills that allows you to compare realities and different approaches. A practice that will increasingly become customary for Spea Engineering”.