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Ethiopia-Sudan dry port project becomes operational


A joint dry port project connecting landlocked Ethiopia to neighboring Sudan has become operational.

Biks Worqe, the chief administrator of the West Gonder zone in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara regional state, said Thursday that the Metema (Ethiopia)- Galabat (Sudan) dry port project will further cement the centuries-old brotherly relationship between the two countries.

The Ethiopia-Sudan dry port project is expected to greatly benefit the two countries’ people, the state-affiliated media outlet Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) quoted Worqe as saying.

The West Gonder zone administrator also said he hoped similar projects can help reduce border tensions and facilitate peaceful solutions to outstanding issues between the two countries.

Ethiopia, Africa’s most populous landlocked country, is on a dry ports building spree as part of plans to lower the cost of transporting goods, bring freight services closer to clients and reduce congestions at ports it uses in neighboring countries.

Among these projects is the Modjo dry port expansion project in central Ethiopia currently being constructed by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation at a cost of 110 million U.S. dollars. Enditem

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