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Dire-Dawa dry port and terminal inaugurated

Addis Ababa, February 2, 2023 (FBC) – The Dire-Dawa Dry Port and Terminal, built with a cost of 3.5 billion birr, was inaugurated today.

The port, which was built by CCECC (China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation), is said to have situated on 34.1 hectares of land.

It is stated that the Dire-Dawa Port has previously been providing services on the Ethio-Djibouti Railway-owned 0.5 hectares of land.

According to ENA, Dire Dawa Dry Port has a terminal, warehouses, a three-story building offices, railway lines, and other vital facilities.

Moreover, the port has also two warehouses that accommodate parking for 140 vehicles at a time as well as a railway connecting the port with the Ethio-Djibouti railway line.

Federal government senior officials and other local and international guests have attended the inaugural ceremony of the the Dire-Dawa Port and Terminal.

It was also announced during the port’s inaugural ceremony that the Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE) was rebranded into Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics (ESL).

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