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Old January 12th, 2016, 08:56 PM   #41
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Weldia - Mekele Railway

Back in February 2015 the Ethiopian government held a big ceremony to launch the construction of the 220 km long and electrified railway line. China Communications Construction Company was named as contractor and China Eximbank was supposed to fund the $1,6 billion project. Since then no news about this project until a fellow forum member shared the following pictures with us.

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inspection by project manager of the ERC






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Mai Celfo Tunnel


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For the Awash - Mekele Line, the section between Awash & Weldia was awarded to the Turkish contractor Yapi Merkezi while the section between Weldia & Mekele was awarded to the Chinese contractor CCCC. Within the Chinese section, there will be 6 tunnels namely Aroley 1, Aroley 2, Addi Onfito, Serghiem, Mai Celfo and Kokele, with Mai Celfo and Kokele (as shown above) being the longest.


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Old January 23rd, 2016, 07:39 PM   #42
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Old January 27th, 2016, 01:22 PM   #43
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Sebeta-Adama double track section:







Game-changing railway hallmarks the ‘African Renaissance’ - Interview with Dr Getachew Betru, CEO of the Ethiopian Railways Corporation
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Old January 28th, 2016, 06:49 PM   #44
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Sebeta-Adama double track section

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Old February 3rd, 2016, 05:58 PM   #45
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Edit: Here is a map with all projects under construction:



http://www.ccrs.uzh.ch/dam/jcr:2d5c8...20Molinari.pdf
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 10:25 PM   #46
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All this new lines are going to be electrified? Or just some sections (like double-track ones, or the ones closer to Addis and Adama)?
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 11:35 PM   #47
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All this new lines are going to be electrified? Or just some sections (like double-track ones, or the ones closer to Addis and Adama)?
with the exception of some freight yards and (dry-)port sections all lines are going to be electrified.

Ethiopia generates 99.5 percent of its electricity from hydro power and tariffs around 4,7 cents per Kwh.
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Old February 14th, 2016, 11:41 PM   #48
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From wikipedia:

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Old February 15th, 2016, 12:02 AM   #49
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What kind crazy map is that showing Djibouti in Eritrean possession?
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 10:44 PM   #50
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Old August 13th, 2016, 07:37 PM   #51
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Ethiopia - Djibouti standard-gauge line to start trial operation
Friday, August 12, 2016



TRIAL operation is expected to start in September on the 665km standard-gauge electrified line linking Addis Ababa with Djibouti

Ethiopian Railways Corporation (ERC) plans to set up a new corporation to enable Ethiopia and Djibouti to administer the new railway jointly in readiness for the start of commercial operation

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Old September 5th, 2016, 05:00 PM   #52
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In six days interim service will be launched.
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Huge railway progress. Congrats to Ethiopia. Is there any particular reason China is so much involved in railway development in Ethiopia? Is this a part of improvement in transportation of natural resources in Ethiopia that China needs? Just curious.
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Huge railway progress. Congrats to Ethiopia. Is there any particular reason China is so much involved in railway development in Ethiopia? Is this a part of improvement in transportation of natural resources in Ethiopia that China needs? Just curious.
Ethiopia doesn't have natural resources that would justify such an investment. Prior to the rail link Ethiopia's imports were trucked 700 km from Djibouti. Transporting a container from Djibouti to Addis Ababa costs more than three timres than shipping it from Shanghai to Djibouti. With this new rail line open transportation costs (-and time) will come down and imports from China ($5 billion in 2014) are becoming more competitive. Also Chinese companies are trying to outsource labor-intensive production lines (like shoes and clothing). Ethiopian factory workers costs only a tenth of a Chinese worker while their productivity is at 30%. Summa summarum Ethiopia is a fast growing market of 100 million people that without the railway could not be opened up for Chinese products and further economic interests.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 05:23 PM   #56
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According to CCECC, trial service is now scheduled on 5th October, 2016.













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Ethiopia-Djibouti railway: Travel time reduced from 10 days to 10 hours

Ethiopia-Djibouti railway: Travel time reduced from 10 days to 10 hours

Ethiopia opens a multibillion-dollar railway line this Wednesday. The 7 50-kilometre track links the capital Addis Ababa with the port of Djibouti. The project took four years to complete and has cost more than three billion dollars. 70 per cent of the money came from a loan from Chinese banks, while the remaining 30 per cent was covered by the Ethiopian government. The trip between Addis Ababa and the port of Djibouti used to take 10 days, but the railway line cuts that to 10 hours.

Ethiopia plans to use Ethiopia-Djibouti railway to boost its economy


Ethiopia-Djibouti railway project benefits local engineers

With the Chinese-made Addis Ababa–Djibouti Railway going into operation on Wednesday, the Ethiopian government is keen to ensure that technology transfer happens as fast as possible so that Ethiopians themselves have control of this important piece of new infrastructure. The huge project has also created opportunities for local engineers. CCTV's Coletta Wanjohi caught up with one of them.
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Old October 5th, 2016, 09:39 PM   #58
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BBC also has an article on it http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-37562177

what is the status with the riots and burning of business/farms I read lately?
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656km Ethiopia-Djibouti railway project creates jobs & business opportunities

Ethiopia is all set to commission a multi-million dollar railway line linking the capital Addis Ababa with the port of Djibouti. The infrastructure project will ease transportation between the two cities which took at least 10 days. Girum Chala has details on the expected impact of the railway line.

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A $3.4 billion Chinese-built railway linking the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and the port city of Djibouti opened Wednesday, a boost to both African countries’ economies and an important milestone for Chinese investments in Africa. FRANCE24's François Picard joins Eric Olander, co-host of the China-Africa podcast
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