Can Ethiopia’s railway bring peace to Somalia?

Monday, November 23, 2015 @ 9:24 pm

(Mary Harper – BBC) “We decided to open the railway early because of the drought, the worst in decades,” says Getachew Betru, chief executive of the Ethiopian Railways Corporation (ERC). It is a Saturday, but this thoughtful, [...]

Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit entered traction works

Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 2:50 am

The construction of the Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit (AA-LRT) project entered traction works, a final phase in the construction of the electrified rail system. Power traction works includes the installation of electric poles and overhead wires to [...]

Russian firm intersted in Ethiopian railway projects

Saturday, February 22, 2014 @ 12:44 am

The state-owned Russian Railway Company is discussing with the government possible opportunities to engage in railway development project in the country. Following discussion with Foreign Ministry State Minister Dawano Kedir yesterday, Russian [...]

Dire Dawa – Djibouti railway restarts operation

Saturday, September 7, 2013 @ 1:32 am

Ato Ayele Wondwossen, Head of the Ethio-Djibouti Railway Organization had told members of the press that maintenance of the old railway line from Dire Dawa to Djibouti has now been completed and trial operations have started. The trains will carry [...]

India provides $300 mln for Asaita – Tadjoura port rail route

Saturday, June 15, 2013 @ 9:34 pm

The Export-Import Bank of India has approved a $300 million worth of line of credit to Ethiopia, paving the way for construction of a railway line linking Ethiopia to a port city in neighbouring Djibouti, The New Indian Express reports. An agreement [...]

Ethiopia| Brazil to provide $1 bln for Addis-Jimma rail route

Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 4:43 pm

(William Davison) Ethiopia will receive $1 billion in funding from the Brazilian Development Bank to build a section of a railway that will be extended to connect to neighboring South Sudan, a Foreign Ministry official said. Andrade Gutierrez [...]

Addis Ababa light Railway could be operational by 2014

Thursday, May 9, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

Addis Ababa Light Railway is reportedly to come to end earlier than it was scheduled to. This year so far 30 per cent of the project is complete. The hope is the railway will be ready for service in the latter months of 2014. The 656 km long Addis [...]

Corporation discloses Addis Ababa light rail project detail

Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 12:30 am

Ethiopian Railways Corporation (ERC) revealed details of the Addis Light Rail Project around Adwa and St.  Abune Petros squares, which were centres of confusion recently. The detailed design shows the rail route, which starts from Adwa Square, [...]

Ethiopia Economic Digest: A Post-Meles 2012 Review

Monday, January 14, 2013 @ 12:19 am

* In this digest,  a summary of outstanding developments of economic interest since late August is presented. This compilation of news includes items on infrastructure development, Investments, loan and aid agreements, and  current posture of the [...]

Kenya development corridor to boost trade with Ethiopia

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ 1:22 am

The construction of a key road linking Kenya to Ethiopia started on Wednesday (November 7th) when Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki launched the Turbi-Moyale road project. The construction of the road, which will cost about US$176 million “will [...]
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