Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Foundation stone laid for northern Ethiopia line

(Feb 25, 2015,  (ETHIOPIA))--Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn laid a ceremonial foundation stone for the Mek'ele – Weldiya/Hara Gebeya railway project on February 18.

The 220 km electrified mixed-traffic route is being built by China Communications Construction Co under a US$1·5bn contract. At Weldiya it will connect with future lines south to Awash and east to the new port of Tadjoura in neighbouring Djibouti, providing Ethiopia with a second outlet to the sea.

Guests at the ceremony included President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud of Somalia. Hailemariam said the railway project ‘is very significant both socially and economically’, and would intensify progress towards regional integration in the Horn of Africa. Read more from Railway Gazette International »

1 comment:

michael jordan said...

It's really a biggest project in Ethiopian Railway sector.It is the new railway line which connects northern Ethiopia with central region and investing amount on this project is nearly $1.7bn.It is going to connect between Ethiopian towns Awash and Woldia.With this facility there will huge relief for the passengers for transportation.Hope to see the completion of this project as soon as possible .

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