Ethio-Djibouti Railway to Conduct Test in September

Some 85 percent of the power supply line of Ethio-Djibouti Railway is finalized, according to Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) said.

The overall performance of the railway project has reached 98 percent as the laying of rail, and construction of stations as well as electro mechanical work is completed, it was indicated.

The project which consumed 3.4 billion USD will carry out trial run this September, according to Ethiopian Railway Corporation sources.

EEP External Relations Director, Misikir Negash told ENA that 20 power distribution stations are under construction in Ethiopia and Djibouti.

Upon completion of the 17 power distribution stations in Ethiopia and the remaining stations in Djobouti, they will have the capacity to supply 132 and 230 kilovolts, he added.

The power supply project cost over 74 million USD.

The whole railway project has so far created over one thousand jobs.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

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