Ethiopia: South African Transport Operator Wins Bid to Administer Ethio-Djibouti Railway
The Ethiopian Herald (Addis Ababa)
Comazar, a South Africa-based railway operator, has won an international bid to administer the Ethio-Djibouti Railway Company, the Ministry of Transport and Communications said.
In its statement sent to ENA yesterday, the Ministry said Ethiopia and Djibouti reached an agreement to grant the administration of the Ethio-Djibouti Railway Company to the stated company with concession for the railway has failed to provide efficient services.
The Ministry said the joint council of the two countries led by Ethiopian Minister of Transport and Communications Juneidi Sado and the Djiboutian Minister of Equipment and Transport Esmael Ibrahim approved recently the winner of the bid after thorough discussions.
The statement said further negotiations would be held between Comazar and a committee of experts selected from the two East African countries.
Comazar, which is operating in more than 20 African countries currently, will be authorized to operate the 1,000-km Ethio-Djibouti Railway for the next 25 years.
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