The Turkish State Railways (TCDD) has agreed to assist Ethiopia to restructure its railways, train its staff and engage in technology transfer.
Ethiopia, which halted railway transportation in 1997,
has asked for assistance from TCDD via the Turkish Cooperation and
Development Agency (TİKA) in order to reactivate its railways between
the capital Addis Ababa and Djibouti.
TCDD will actively
participate in restructuring the railways of the country and take part
in the transfer of training and technology of workers.
Turkish experts visit Ethiopia
a meeting held at TİKA’s office in Ethiopia, cooperation in a number of
basic topics was decided on between TCDD and Ethiopian Railway
Corporation (ERC). According to the agreement, TCDD will prepare
operational regulations, help in ERC’s structuring and give technical
support in railway building, supervision, observation, projects and
agreement, give training to the personnel and build capacity for human
resources, give technical support in transfer of technology and share
knowledge and experience in the administration of immovables.
officials wanted their railways to be restructured and the railway
connecting capital Addis Ababa to Djibouti to came into operation. TCDD
sent a committee of experts to Ethiopia in April upon the request of
ERC, where a report was prepared and presented to ERC officials, stating
that Ethiopian railway management did not have enough experience.
Ethiopian railway officials will be in Turkey between June 10 and 14,
where they will visit the high-speed train lines of Marmaray project,
which is planned to finalize by October 29,this year, among others.