Ethio-Djibouti new train service shows benefits

Addis Ababa, February 27, 2018 (FBC) -The Ethio-Djibouti railway service, opened on January 1, is showing today a favorable performance and economic benefits seen by both nations.

“This means of transportation is making constant and effective face-to-face communication between Ethiopia and Djibuoti,” Tilahun Sarika, General Director of Ethio-Djibouti Standard Gauge Railway Share Company, told Prensa Latina.

“The citizens from these two territories were a single society. Nations and nationalities, as well as the peoples of the two countries, have been for centuries living together; its chemistry is not created by this transport system, but the railway service will further increase those items in common,” he added.

The countries agreed that the passengers cross the border without any inspection when they seal passport approval.

The company expects that the train service will generate employment opportunities for the towns on the route, but to be effective, it asks the citizens from both countries to cooperate in everything necessary.

The former Ethio-Djibouti railway was built in 1894-1917 to connect Addis Ababa with the port city of Djibouti.

Posted by Amare Asrat