December 18, 2020
Ethiopian State Media, EBC, on Friday reported that the Addis Ababa—Khartoum railway project proposal is presented for discussion on Thursday.
It is CPCS, Ottawa-based infrastructure consultation company, that prepared the feasibility study.
In an explanation to the relevance of the railway line, the longest part of which will be in Sudan, Ethiopia’s Minister for Transport, Dagmawit Moges, tweeted on Thursday “Main objective of this project is to produce a BFS which demonstrates the socio-economic & political viability for the planned construction of a railway b/n Flag of Ethiopia & Flag of Sudan. The study corridor is a total estimated distance of 1512Km — estimated distance of 594km Flag of Ethiopia & 918 km in Flag of Sudan.”
The leaders of the two countries have reportedly reached an agreement on the 1,522 kilometers long railway lines between their capitals.
The Board of Directors of Development Bank of Africa has approved $1.2 million in funding for the feasibility study, as reported by EBC.
Ethiopia and Sudan have been collaborating on a range of areas for over a decade now although there have been minor border clashes between militia forces from both countries.
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