Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Plans to construct new oil pipeline from Ethiopia to Djibouti

(Feb 10, 2016, (Energy Global))-- US Assistant Secretary of State Antony Blinken has concluded a two-day visit to Djibouti, which saw the announcement of important new programmes. These initiatives included:

  • Plans to construct a pipeline carrying oil from Ethiopia's Awash region to Djibouti. Black Rhino, an American company that invests in African infrastructure development, will fund the project, which will also include the creation of new oil storage facilities in Djibouti.
Work will begin in June 2016.
  • The signing of a US$1 million grant agreement provided by the US Agency for International Development, which will support community programmes for women, young people and vulnerable groups.
The launch of Djibouti's first international school of English with an American curriculum, operated by Quality Schools International.

Mr Blinken led the US delegation that attended the second annual US-Djibouti Binational Forum. During his visit, Mr Blinken held talks with HE Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, the President of the Republic Djibouti. Read more from Energy Global »

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