Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome has recently said the country’s railway coverage will reach 5,000 km by 2025, connectingEthiopia with Djibouti, Kenya, Sudan and South Sudan.
The president said this while conferring with Turkish delegates from YapiMerkezi Construction Company which builds the Awash-Woldiya Railway Project.
During the discussion the president said The Awash-Woldiya railway project under construction costs USD1.6 billion, it was learned.
President Mulatu finally recommended that Turkish companies engage in the energy sector.
YapiMerkezi Construction Company General Manager, Murat HasimKoksal, said 25 percent of the 370 km railway project is completed and has created 2,500 jobs.
Turkey is among the top three countries with huge FDI in Ethiopia.
ETHIOPIA CONSTRUCTS RAILWAY TO CONNECT WITH NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES17/12/2015