Ethiopia –Djibout Railway line to open next month

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A new railway line connecting Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to the port city of Djibouti is set to be officially inaugurated next month. A government-organized media tour Saturday touted the flagship project, mostly funded by China, and set to officially open in October. The railway line, stretching more than 600 kilometers (373 miles) from the
This new railway line connecting Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to the port city of Djibouti is set to be officially inaugurated next month.

A government-organized media tour Saturday touted the flagship project, mostly funded by China, and set to officially open in October.

The railway line, stretching more than 600 kilometers (373 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa to the Port of Doraleh on the Gulf of Aden, runs on electricity and is environmentally friendly, Ethiopian Railway Corporation communications officer Dereje Tefera told journalists.

“It will be hugely vital in drastically reducing the port service expenses the country is incurring,” he told Anadolu Agency, without supplying figures.

Some 90 percent of exports and imports from Ethiopia – a land-locked country – go through Djibouti’s ports.

The railway line boasts a 140-millimeter gauge, double-track line and offers both  nation- source  english.alshahid

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