Ethio-Djibouti Railway

“The security threats that are challenging the services provided by the Ethio-Djibouti Railway Transport must be resolved as soon as possible.” Honorable Alemu Seme (Dr.), Minister of Transportation and Logistics .

“The security threats that are challenging the services provided by the Ethio-Djibouti Railway Transport must be resolved as soon as possible.” Honorable Alemu Seme, Minister of Transportation and Logistics (Dr.)

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December 17, 2023(EDR): To safeguard the crucial Ethio-Djibouti railway line and optimize its economic potential, Ethiopia’s Minister of Transport and Logistics, Dr. Alemu Seme, has advocated for enhanced security measures. During the discussion, Dr. Alemue stressed the importance of the railway, emphasizing its 15% share of Ethiopia’s commerce activity and its role in importing fertilizer, a vital resource for the country’s agriculture.

The Minister expressed concern over security issues plaguing the line, including theft of railway bolts and infrastructure damage. The Minister urged management to address these challenges and raise productivity further. Collaboration between regional and district leaders, security agencies, and local communities was identified as key to ensuring swift solutions.

Key participants from the stakeholders at the conference were Transport and Logistics State Minister, regional officials, security representatives, railway authorities, and local leaders. This collaborative approach underscores the Ethiopian government’s commitment to safeguarding the Ethio-Djibouti railway, a vital artery for regional trade and development.

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