ABN – The ceremonial last track of the new 756 kilometre Ethiopia-Djibouti railway has been laid in Djibouti.
The county’s president Ismail Omar Guelleh cut the ribbon at the ceremony as the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) laid the final track.
China financed the project, which links Addis Ababa to Djibouti’s port capital.
Currently the journey time between the two capitals takes two days, however when the railway comes into action in October this time will be cut to 10 hours.
Ethiopia Transport minister Workneh Gebeyehu said: “The construction and completion of this railway project will revamp the already existing strong bilateral relationship between our two countries into the highest stage that will guarantee the realization of our dreams of integration not only of our two economies but also the economies of East and Horn of African region.”