Ethio-Djibouti Railway

Beijing Jiaotong University delegates visit EDR

April 22, 2024 (EDR)፦ A delegation led by Professor WANG Jiaqiong, Chairman of the University Council, Beijing Jiaotong University, visited EDR and held fruitful discussions with EDR’s high-level officials headed by Chief Corporate Strategic Officer Mr. Aminu Juhar.

The visiting delegation was also accompanied by CCECC and CREC officials from Ethiopian offices.

The objective of the visit is to further cement Ethiopia and China relations in recent years and to promote cooperation between EDR capacity building and Beijing Jiaotong University.

The delegates were briefed on EDR’s overall activities, history, development, and achievements.

A detailed presentation on the operational and capacity-building achievements of EDR for the past six years was also presented to the delegates by capacity-building department director Engineer Samuel Biru.

The two sides have deliberated on future cooperation areas between EDR and Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), exploring opportunities for collaboration in research, training, and capacity building.

The delegates who also  visited the Operations Control Center (OCC) at Lebu Station expressed their gratitude for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to them during their visit.

    Stakeholders spotlight on public entrepreneurship’s economic virtues:-

    Public entrepreneurship would play an immense role in bringing holistic development in Ethiopia, the head of various institutions said, stressing the need to advance the issue.

    Speaking to the Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA), the Entrepreneurship Development Institute CEO Hassan Hussein (PhD) stated that they have long been implementing the concept at institute level and has registered significant outcomes in this regard.

    The CEO also noted that the government needs to open the door to further implement public entrepreneurship and push the promising results registered at the institute level to bring about an auspicious economic progress.

    “The government has to give prime attention to this issue as fighting maladministration repurposes a huge amount of resources.”

    Weighing on the abilities of civil servants in various institutions, Hassan emphasized the need to devise the service entrepreneurship scheme to help them deliver efficient services, ease maladministration and address other institutional service related glitches.

    “Currently, various institutions’ workshops have failed to provide the desired services due to the absence of well-facilitated public entrepreneurship engagements and skilled startups.”

    On the other hand, the Ethiopian Civil Service Commissioner Mekuria Haile (PhD) said that the public service reform embraces public entrepreneurship that is potentially believed to address the sector’s pressing challenges.

    Accordingly, the government has prepared viable policy frameworks in a bid to strengthen the public entrepreneurship implementation. Moreover, public entrepreneurship is a crucial initiative to use time and technologies economically.

    Citing the 800 billion Birr budget that is being set for this fiscal year, the commissioner stressed the need to boost entrepreneurship to achieve the intended goals of policymakers.

    For the Ethio-Djibouti Railway Corporation CEO Abdi Zenebe (PhD), public entrepreneurship would be more effective when it is executed in common ventures. Having implemented entrepreneurship in a highly enthusiastic manner, the corporation has managed to increase its annual revenue from 1.78 billion Birr to five billion.

    “If it is being facilitated and implemented in civil service, public entrepreneurship would be a potential turning point in bringing sustainable economic growth.”

    The government and institutions are highly responsible to further deploy enabling systems, create a viable ecosystem for innovators, startups and make structural shifts to better serve the public and the country at large, Abdi commended.



      Ethio Djibouti Railway is expanding its service scope and offering new cargo services.

      April 12, 2024 (EDR):- Ethio Djibouti Railway is expanding its service scope and offering new cargo services.

      Today, we delivered five excavators to our customers, which were loaded from Djibouti Nagad railway station and arrived at Indode freight railway station.

      This service, which is the first in the history of EDR rail freight transport, has been realized with the great efforts of the senior management and the entire staff.

      We are proud that the successful installation proved the potential of EDR.

      More construction giant vehicles (excavators) will soon enter Ethiopia from Djibouti’s Nagad railway station.

      Dear customers, we assure you that we are more ready than ever to increase your satisfaction by introducing new freight services.

        Happy Eid al-Fitr to all Muslims for the celebration of 1445, on behalf of Ethio-Djibouti Railway

        Happy Eid al-Fitr to all Muslims for the celebration of 1445,
         on behalf of Ethio-Djibouti Railway. We truly hope you have peaceful, joyous, and loving, holiday! 
        Happy Eid Mubarak!
        Ethio-Djibouti railway

          Abdi Zenebe (PhD), CEO of Ethio-Djibouti Railway , sent his warmest wishes

          “Eid Mubarak everyone! Wishing you all a joyous and blessed Eid al-Fitr 1445. – Abdi Zenebe (PhD), CEO”

          Abdi Zenebe (PhD), CEO of Ethio-Djibouti Railway , sent his warmest wishes for the 1445th Eid al-Fitr.

          “I’m hoping the celebration is filled with love, compassion, and peace,” he said.

            A certificate of gratitude was presented for the assistance with the Iftar programme;

            Ethio-Djibouti Railway received this certificate of appreciation in recognition of the support and help provided to those in need in society in various locations with reference to the iftar programme.

            In addition, donations of  oil and flour were given to fifty those in need in society from every district under the Sheger City Administration’s Gelan sub-city, where the railway line passes through their delegates at the Indode  District Office. Each of them also received a present of flour and oil.

            The members of the Iftar committee established under the corporate strategic affairs sector of Ethio- Djibouti Railway announced that the Iftar program that has been going on for the past few weeks has been successfully completed.

            #Iftar program #Ramadan fasting# EThio-Djibouti Railway

              Iftar program was held at EDR Adama railway station by;

              Iftar program was held at EDR Adama railway station by;

              On the occasion of the great month of Ramadan, which is the month of solidarity and cooperation, an Iftar program was held at Ethio-Djibouti Railway Adama train station.

              The iftar program was organized by Christian workers at Adama railway station by self-initiated collection of money and necessary resources.

              The employees said that the iftar program brought us great joy as the employees of the institution shared the feast together.

              #Iftar program #Ramadan fasting# Adama train station

                A gift of holiday traditional clothes was given for the upcoming Eid-ul- Fitr.

                A gift of holiday traditional clothes was given for the upcoming Eid-ul- Fitr.

                It was revealed that the gift was handed over by members of the Iftar Committee established under the Corporate Strategic Affairs Sector of Ethio- Djibouti Railway.

                The City Zone Chief Administration, deputy Chief Administration, Isa Association Ugaz Mustafa Mohammad, Gurgura Association Ugaz Ziad Daoud, and Hawiya Association Ugaz Abdul Rezaq Mohammad all received the gifts of holiday clothing that were delivered during the last two days.

                The committee members informed us that the Iftar programme will run for the following several days.

                  With Lemat’s legacy, Adama Railway Station is seeing enormous success.

                  Ethio-Djibouti Railways Adama Railway Station is achieving great results with Lemat’s legacy. 

                  It has been pointed out that the fruits and vegetables growing at the railway station are ready for food for the workers and the local community. 

                  It is said that the papaya crop has arrived for harvesting, and vegetables such as cabbage, lettuce and cabbage have also been grown. 

                  It is said that the workers at the station took care of the products in shifts alongside their regular work. 

                  Next, by building on other Lemat legacies, the railway station is making efforts to provide itself with food. 

                  It has been said that adequate preparations have been made for training in cattle fattening, milk production, poultry farming and slaughtering. 

                  Ethio-Djibouti Railway is making great incentives for employees to participate in Lemat’s legacy by using the available space on the line. 

                  Extensive preparations are being made to start work with a sufficient budget allocated according to the recommendations of the workers in the regions and city administrations where the railway line passes.

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