Ethiopia and Djibouti combine resources to build a railway which is expected to be managed by both China’s CREC and CCECC.

Ethiopia and Djibouti has combined to construct a railways that is expected to help both countries citizens have a better relationship.

The railway project which was awarded to both China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) is worth US$ 3.4bn and is expected to commence a ride trial as the construction is over. They are also expected to manage the project for the next six years.

Ethiopian Railways Corporation (ERC) Communication Services Head, Dereje Tefera; ”Any railway project has to undergo various trails and checking plus It also needs to be certified by external institutions before it begins full operation.”

The project which is the first Sub-Sharan Africa is expected to stretches from Sebeta to Dewele (656km) and from Dewle to Negad via Dorale, over 100km with ethiopia contributing 70% while Djibouti 30% of the fund.

The project is called ‘Ethio-Djibouti railway project’.

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