Date
22 September 2017
Chinese firms are building a US$4 billion Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway line in Ethiopia.
Chinese firms are building a US$4 billion Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway line in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia plans to open Chinese-built rail line early next year

Ethiopia expects to open a new Chinese-built railway line linking the capital Addis Ababa with the Red Sea state of Djibouti in early 2016, Reuters reported Wednesday.

“By October 2015, a considerable portion of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti project will be finished,” Getachew Betru, chief executive of Ethiopian Railways Corp., was quoted as saying. “We will start early 2016.”

The 700-km line is being built at a cost of US$4 billion by China Railway Engineering Corp. and China Civil Engineering Construction Corp. 

In addition to the Djibouti line, two others are being built across the country as part of a range of big infrastructure investments that include new roads and dams to produce hydro-electric power, the report said.

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