Close to half of ERC trains being assembled in Addis Ababa


Some nine additional trains that have arrived here are being assembled by Ethiopian professionals, according to the Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC).
ERC Public Relations Head Dereje Tefera said that out of the 41 trains that are being produced in China, 19 are being assembled in Addis Ababa.
The remaining 22 trains are expected to reach the country by the end of this Ethiopian fiscal year, he said.
The trains are being assembled at Kaliti Depot by professional compatriots, it was learned.
Upon completion, each train will transport over 200 passengers.
The light railway system, which is scheduled to begin road-test next month, will have 39 stations.
The total cost of the project is 475 million USD, it was indicated.