cost- >2.1 billion birr
Purpose – fuel transportation.
place – Awash-Kombolcha-Hara Gebeya- Mekelle railway line from Addis Ababa to Sebeta-Meiso-Dewole.
Construction of Awash Oil Depot Link Railway Reduce Transportation Cost, Time: Officials
Some 2.18 billion Birr has been allocated by the government of Ethiopia for the construction of the project which is expected to be completed in one year. The construction will be carried out
👉by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation.
It was pointed out during the occasion that 110 freight wagon are going to be 👉used for fuel transportation.
Upon completion,the project is expected to improve the efficiency of fuel transportation by providing alternative means of transport which is currently limited by road.
It has been difficult to transport such amount of fuel by trucks using road as it consumes a great deal of time and money, he said and added that the best ways that would help bring
👉a more cost-effective and free of pollution fuel transportation are the use of pipeline and railways.
“In this regard, the Awash oil depot link railway connection, upon completion, will drastically improve the cost and time of fuel transportation as 👉it provides a capacity to transport 80 trucks of fuel in a single locomotive within few hours from the port of Djibouti to Ethiopia,” he elaborated.
Sintayehu Woldemichael (Ethiopian Railways Corporation CEO) on his part said the project will play a key role in terms of making the railway line more efficient since it connects
👉the Awash-Kombolcha-Hara Gebeya- Mekelle railway line from Addis Ababa to Sebeta-Meiso-Dewole. source – (ethiopian news agency)
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