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Ethio-Djibouti Railways launches operation of Sebeta Train Station

Addis Ababa, December 21, 2023 (FBC) – The Sebeta train station, situated on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital, was officially inaugurated and commenced operations this morning as the starting point of the Ethio-Djibouti rail transport route.

The launching program witnessed the presence of Mr. Denge Boru, the Minister of State for Transport and Logistics, along with Abdi Zenebe, the Chief Executive Officer of Ethio-Djibouti Railways, and officials from the Sheger city administration.

During the launching event, State Minister Denge Boru emphasized the critical importance of the railway in transporting the country’s ever-increasing import and export products. He highlighted that the railway system plays a crucial role in efficiently moving goods and meeting the growing demands of Ethiopia’s trade and logistics industry.

He also pointed out that it is playing a significant role in transporting the imported soil fertilizer from the Djibouti port into Ethiopia in order to disperse it swiftly to the farmers.

The inauguration of service of the railway station located in Sebeta sub-city, Sheger City Administration, will stimulate the economic and social activities of the area, the State Minister underscored.

Abdi Zenebe, Chief Executive Officer of Ethio Djibouti Railways, disclosed that there are 20 train stations in different cities of Ethiopia and Djibouti and new stations are being opened.

The launching of the Sebeta railway station will significantly contribute to the creation of more employment opportunities in the newly formed city of Sheger.

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