A ceremony was held at Nagad station in Djibouti on January 10 to mark the official opening of the new $US 4.2bn 752km electrified standard-gauge railway to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
ETHIOPIA and Djibouti have agreed to establish a joint company which will manage the newly built line between the two countries.
THE Ethiopia - Djibouti standard-gauge railway was inaugurated on October 3, creating a new transport corridor between landlocked Ethiopia and the Red Sea.
CONSTRUCTION of the 375km Awash - Weldia railway in Ethiopia achieved a major milestone during the weekend of August 7-8 with the holing through of a 1530m-long tunnel, just over one year after tunnelling started.
TRIAL operation is expected to start in September on the 665km standard-gauge electrified line linking Addis Ababa with Djibouti.