Search Results for: Ethio-Djibouti Railway


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Kuriftu Ceases Catering at Ethio-Djibouti Railway

Kuriftu Resorts withdrew its catering services for passengers of the Ethio-Djibouti rail last Monday, following a decision by the Ethio-Djibouti Railway (EDR) S.C. Kuriftu was providing meals and refreshments on…

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Ethio-Djibouti Relations Make Leap with New Railway

The 750 km, 3.5-billion-dollar standard gauge railway, connecting Ethiopia’s hinterland with the Red Sea, was officially inaugurated on Wednesday October 5, 2016. “The Ethio-Djibouti railway will usher in a new…

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Milestone Reached On Ethio-Djibouti Railway

The Ethio-Djibouti Railway Project under construction by two Chinese companies, recently reached an 87pc milestone, said Getachew Betru, CEO of the Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC). He added that he expects…

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Ethio-Djibouti Council Discusses Railway in Eighth Meeting

The Ethio-Djibouti Joint Ministerial Council held its eighth meeting to discuss the progress of the 752Km Ethio-Djibouti railway from Sebeta, Ethiopia to Doraleh, Djibouti. The railway, which is 81pc complete…

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Ethio-Djibouti Railway Receives Multi-Billion Dollar Financing

With support from the Chinese Export & Import Bank, the project is expected to improve the relationship between the neighboring countries The Chinese Export & Import Bank (EXIM) provided a…

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China Reschedules Railway Debt Repayment Period

China extended the debt repayment period for Ethio-Djibouti Railway from 10 to 30 years, according to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD). Ethiopia, having received a huge number of loans and…

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Railway Unnerves Freighters, Heartens Importers

After months of commercial operations, the Ethio-Djibouti Railways is seen as reducing freighters’ piece of the pie. Although it is not running at full capacity, it is seen as a game changer in the transportation sector of a landlocked nation, reports, YARED TSEGAYE, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER.

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Ethio-Djibouti SGR Begins Maiden Rail Services

The Ethio-Djibouti Standard Gauge Railway, the recently finished electric rail line that extends from Addis Abeba to Djibouti, started operations on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, carrying both commuters and cargo.…

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Ethio-Djibouti SGR Rides Past Trial Phase

Ethio-Djibouti Standard Gauge Railway has concluded the trial phase it has been undergoing most of the current year, the Ethiopian Railways Corporation (ERC) announced. The railway, which can carry both…

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Bill Underway to Set Ethio-Djibouti Rail Trip Fare

The Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC) and Ministry of Transport (MoT) are drafting a regulation to set a tariff for the Ethio- Djibouti electric railway line that is rescheduled to start…

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Railway Won't Open Next Month

Contrary to recent reports, the Ethio-Djibouti Railway won’t be operational next month, according to the Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC). A few weeks ago, ERC disclosed to Parliament that it will…

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New Year Signals New Launch of Addis-Djibouti Railway

The new Ethio-Djibouti railway, which extends from Addis Abeba to Mieso to Dwele to Djibouti, will be operational by the end of September 2016, according to the Ethiopian Railway Corporation…

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Bill to Establish Railway Regulation, Standardisation Agency Underway

The Ministry of Transport has finalised preparatory processes ready to table a bill for the establishment of a railway regulatory body. The office will mainly be responsible for setting up…

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Ethio- Djibouti Railway Blames Chinese Co

 The Ethio-Djibouti Railway (EDR)accuses the China Railway Engineering Cooperation Company ( CREC) for damaging various track materials. The damage that is estimated for around 3,196,199 million Br encompasses 588m long…

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A Wide View

It is not always that the space in front of the old Ethio-Djibouti Railway station in Leghar can be seen clearly. Usually, the old station is overcrowded by buses. Last…

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Ethiopia’s Developmental State Model Runs Out of Steam

Ever since 2005, the role of the state in the economy has grown in an effort to fend off market failures. This was not just the wrong panacea, but given corruption and unprofessionalism, the endeavour has been glaringly unsuccessful, writes Abdulmena Mohammed (abham2010@yahoo.co.uk), a financial expert with 15 years of experience.

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Investment for Berbera Port Expansion Dropped by 23pc

DP World and Somaliland Port Authority have reduced the investment for the expansion of Berbera Port by 23pc. The price adjustment came into the scene after the update of the…

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Tariff Adjustment Delights Transporters, Distresses Passengers

The current price adjustment made by the Oromia Transport Authority raises the transportation cost up by to 20pc for passengers. This adjustment is not replicated by that of the authorities of other regions. While travellers are complaining, providers of transportation services are satisfied, reports HAIMANOT ASHENAFI, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER.

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We Breached No Law, Rather Started Service After a Call from the Corporation

In a story headlined “Kuriftu Ceases Catering at Ethio-Djibouti Railway” [Volume 18, Number 927, February 4, 2018] it was reported that Kuriftu Resorts has withdrawn its catering services for passengers…

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No Miracle Cure for the Ailing Economy, Only Bitter Pills

The world economy does not have a cold anymore, mostly attributed to the United States (US) that is not sneezing. The same can be said of the economies of China…

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Ads in the Making at Expressway

Besides cutting travel times significantly and offering scenic views of farmlands, Addis-Adama Expressway has more to display. As the competition among companies gets fierce, they try to seize any opportunity to publicise themselves. The recent boom in billboard and other forms of advertising has spread its wings over the expressway as well. If someone is wondering what to set their eyes on the next journey, they should be ready to be bedazzled with adverts and infomercials, reports FASIKA TADESSE, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER.

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Year in Review - 2016/17

Nation’s Singers Shun New Year Festivities A social media campaign calling for a boycott on concerts organised by singers during holidays has started. The boycott, according to various social media…

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Djibouti Requests Assistance for Rail Electrification

The ministerial committee formed to oversee the operations of the Ethio-Djibouti railway will meet before the end of this week to decide on who and how to cover the electric…

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Chinese Company Begins Dire Dawa Port Construction

China Civil Engineering Corporation (CCEC) has begun construction on the expansion project of the Dire Dawa dry port, at a cost of 1.5 billion Br. The construction project is a…

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The Heartbeat of Transportation Systems

When people travel to a new city or town, they might notice the transportation system, the efficiency or the service. Then they might compare it to the transport system they know from their home country. Sometimes there is a stark difference. In Ethiopia the railway system or the trains are fairly new and still at its infancy stage. But in Brussels the railway industry is booming and well developed.







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