Ethiopian PM visit to Kenya and the launching of Lamu Port project

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 10:19 am

The weekly press release of the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs published the following summary regarding Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s visit to Kenya and the launching of Lamu Port to South Sudan and Ethiopia (LAPSSET). Here is the text of [...]

Second Chinese company signs up for Ethio-Djibouti rail route

Sunday, December 18, 2011 @ 6:21 am

China Civil Engineering Construction Cooperation (CCECC) signed an agreement on Friday for the construction of the second half of the new Ethiopian – Djibouti rail route. The Company will be responsible for the construction of 339 kilometer [...]

Updated: China to build Ethio-Djibouti rail route – And India?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

A Chinese firm undertook to construct 320 Kms railway line with Chinese loan. General Manager of Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC) and Vice President of China Railway Group Limited (China Railway) signed an agreement, on Tuesday, for the [...]

USD 300 mln for one route of Ethiopia’s new railway

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

India pledged 300 million USD for the construction of the new Ethiopian railway. The announcement was made on May 25 by Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, in a press conference he gave following his discussion with Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles [...]

New Railway detail design works underway | Ethiopia

Sunday, April 3, 2011 @ 11:56 pm

Detail design works for one Route I of the new railway is underway, Minister of Transport Kuma Deriba informed the parliament on March 22/2011. According to his 8-months performance report, the manpower needed for the next five years has been [...]

[Update] Ethiopia’s new Railway – Phase I & II maps

Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 2:14 am

A new railroad network is one of the major components of the 5-year plan, as the brief document and press statements outlining the Growth and Transformation Plan(GTP) indicated. A Leaked map, posted on this blog, on Nov 14/2010, titled ‘Leaked [...]

Leaked info: Railway to link 49 Ethiopian towns

Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 4:34 am

The new Ethiopian railroad network will connect about 49 urban centers, according to a leaked document. The new railroad network is planned to have at least 8 main routes that extends to all compass points. The rail line will link no less than 49 urban centers, where railway stations are to be established. The proposed rail line crosses the borders of all regions, except Gambella. The network connects, among others, the Chartered Cities Addis Ababa & Dire Dawa, 7 of the 9 State capitals, and towns bordering Sudan, Kenya and Djibouti. [...]
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