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    Ethiopia-Djibouti railway adds impetus to Ethiopia's agricultural economy

    Update time:2019-10-21 15:56:00Clicks:1023hitsword size:T|T

    Ethiopia-Djibouti railway has won acclaim for facilitating landlocked Ethiopia's import-export necessities.

    For the past more than one year, it has transported much-needed agricultural inputs to Ethiopia's agriculture-dominated economy.

    Tilahun Sarka, Director-General of Ethiopia-Djibouti Standard Gauge Railway Share Company (EDR), said in a recent interview with Xinhua that the 752 km Africa's first transnational electrified railway is leveraging the smooth transportation of Ethiopia's major import and export commodities, mainly fertilizer and wheat.

    "The railway is showing major progress in terms of facilitating Ethiopia's basic import-export activities as it significantly reduced both the travel cost and time from landlocked Ethiopia to ports in its neighboring Djibouti," Sarka told Xinhua.

    The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway commenced its commercial operations for both passenger and freight services in January last year, eventually connecting landlocked Ethiopia to ports in the Red Sea nation of Djibouti.

    The EDR director underscored the railway's achievements over the past one and a half years, with particular emphasis on easing the pressure in transporting the much-needed imported agricultural and food security inputs, mainly fertilizer and wheat, from ports in Djibouti all the way to the Lebu Railway Station on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

    Figures from ERD show that the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway has been able to carry more than 70,000 tons of fertilizer from the Djibouti port to Ethiopia over the past few months, as the East African country embarked on its main harvesting season since May.

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