Ethio-Djibouti Railways

Ethio-Djibouti Railway Earns 29mln US Dollars in Nine-Month

ADDIS ABABA – The 752.7 km long Ethiopia-Djibouti railway earned 29 million U.S. dollars in the first nine-month period of the current 2020/21 Ethiopian fiscal year, its operator said on Friday.

In a statement Friday, the Ethiopia-Djibouti Standard Gauge Railway Share Company (EDR) said 29 million U.S. dollars was earned from 1.35 million tons of cargo and 15,480 passengers that were transported during the three quarters period of the fiscal year, which started on July 8.

The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway which connects landlocked Ethiopia to Djibouti port has in recent months robustly resumed operations that had previously been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Chinese-built electric rail line started its transport service between Addis Abeba and Djibouti City on January 3, 2018.