The Ethiopian Light Rail system officially started public service with over 40 trains in the capital city Addis Ababa
Ethiopian modern Light Rail starts service in Addis Ababa
Tigrai Online, September 23, 2015
The Ethiopian Light Rail system officially started public service with over 40 trains in the capital city Addis Ababa. The tramway is the first of it’s kind in sub-Saharan Africa. The light rail system is about 37km long and it goes throughout the capital of Ethiopia.
Some of the the 475 million dollar mega project was financed by the Chinese and the some part was financed by the Ethiopian Federal government.
It seems Ethiopia is rolling out one mega project every six months. A few months ago the largest hydropower project, the Gibe III dam was successfully completed and the 1870 megawatts dam is expected to double Ethiopia energy output once the reservoir is filled.
The Addis Ababa Light Rail will be much appreciated by the residents of fast growing city. When all the train lines come online it will be able transport 60,000 people an hour.
Ethiopia is expected to the fastest growing economy in the world in the coming few years according to the Gates foundation which it says the prediction was based on world economic indicators.