Test drives began on the longest railway line in Africa: the test drive began, which brought Ethiopia together with the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The railway line connecting Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, the capital of Djibouti and the port city of Djibouti was opened with a ceremony at Djibouti's Nagad Railway Station. large number of guests attended.
Ethiopia's connection to the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea was also facilitated thanks to the opening of the Ethiopian section in October. The new line will take approximately 10 hours to reach the Port of Djibouti from Addis Ababa. The line is planned to be put into service in the coming months.
The project, which is the longest railway route in Africa, is expected to improve economic relations between East African countries. The fact that Ethiopia imports and exports its 90 over Djibouti Port makes the line also important for the country.
In total, the 756-wide rail network was built by Chinese CREC and CCECC. 3,4, the first electric rail in Africa, costing about 70 billion dollars, was met by China Exim Bank.