Ethio-Djibouti Railway

The 15th of Afar Sultan Ahmed Alimirah, discussed with CEO Abdi Zeneb (PhD)

April 28, 2024 (EDR): The 15th Sultan of Afar, Ahmed Alimirah, had a fruitful discussion with the CEO of the Ethio-Djibouti Railway, Abdi Zenebe (PhD). During their discussion, CEO Abdi Zenebe (PhD) explained the services that the Ethio-Djibouti railway provides. 

CEO Abdi explained that the railway begins its trips from Sheger city administration’s Sabata train station and passes through four regions and two cities in Ethiopia to reach Djibouti. In this regard, CEO Abdi expresses his great appreciation to the Afar National Regional Government and the people for their contribution.

The railway is playing a great role in benefiting citizens and creating ample job opportunities, CEO Abdi Zenebe (PhD), added.

In addition, the CEO mentioned the contribution of EDR to strengthening the long-standing friendship between Ethiopia and Djibouti.

In addition to providing cargo and passenger transportation services, EDR is fulfilling social responsibility to increase the benefits of citizens. 

In this regard, Chief Executive Abdi Zenebe (PhD) mentioned that a wide effort is being made to approach the citizens by carrying out activities that benefit the community, such as school construction, clean drinking water wells, and community pastoralists.

Finally, CEO Abdi Zenebe (PhD) extended an invitation to Sultan Ahmed Alimirah to visit the headquarters of Ethio Djibouti Railway.

The 15th Sultan of Afar, Ahmed Alimirah, thanked for the presentation and the invitation to visit and said that the effort to provide effective service by maintaining the railway line together is admirable.

The people of Afar will continue to protect and maintain the line with a sense of ownership, Sultan Ahmed Alimirah added. 

It is remembered that Afar Sultan Ahmed Alimirah entered Ethiopia after staying abroad.

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