Track linking Ethiopia to Djibouti sea port to open in October

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Ethiopia expects to open its standard gauge railway line linking the capital Addis Ababa with the Red Sea state of Djibouti in October 2016.

This project is at the heart of plans to create new manufacturing firms in Ethiopia and to boost trade. The track covers 800 kilometres, and was built by the China Railway Corporation at a cost of $ 3.5 B. Girum Chala takes a ride on the soon-to-be-operating train.

Source: CCTV

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