Quick facts: Pro­file of ma­jor ef­fort

China Daily (USA) - - FRONT PAGE - — XIN­HUA

• The 752-kilo­me­ter rail­way of­fers both pas­sen­ger and freight ser­vices.

• The rail­way line runs from a plateau as high as 2,400 me­ters in the west to flat deserts in the east.

• It is the con­ti­nent’s first elec­tric rail­way. Trains are pow­ered through over­head wires.

• It is the first rail­way built out­side China us­ing Chi­nese equip­ment and stan­dards.

• It is the sec­ond transna­tional rail­way built by Chi­nese firms in Africa, fol­low­ing the Tazara Rail­way.

• Be­fore the project, there was no mod­ern rail in Ethiopia or Dji­bouti.

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