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The Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway project, which links the two East African countries and contracted by two Chinese companies, will boost facilitation of transport of goods and people between the two countries in terms of time and quantity.
Kenya is considering importing electricity from the neighboring Ethiopia in efforts to bring down the cost of electricity. The revelation was made at an engagement meeting between Kenya Power and its biggest consumer the manufacturing sector which accounts for 60 percent of the utility provider’s revenue manufacturers in the country have been complaining about the high cost of doing business mainly driven by the cost of energy. And as Faizal Ahmed reports this could be a silver lining for manufacturers even as the plan threatens to scuttle the country’s self imposed deadline of generating 5000 megawatts of electricity by the end of 2017.
Ethiopia's first light rail train system has been launched in the capital Addis Ababa since September 2015. The 34km light-rail project, which was built by China’s Eryuan Engineering Group, is the first fully electric train service in sub-Saharan Africa. CCTVNEWS reporter toured the project and experienced how it's changing traffic conditions and lives throughout the city. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCTVNEWSbeijing Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews....
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Electric light railway tracks soar over Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, a rare example of mass transit infrastructure on a continent ruled by ramshackle, diesel-spewing buses. But despite government promises, the roads below are still clogged with traffic 14 months after the light rail system's opening, and for many residents the city's network of overcrowded minibus taxis remain the only option.
► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will be the largest hydroelectric power plant in Africa when completed, delivering 6,000MW. The cost and the potential impact of diverting the Blue Nile have created controversy in the region. The FT's East Africa correspondent Katrina Manson reports on the benefits of the project, and the challenges it faces. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
Ethiopia has inaugurated a 1.5 billion dollars hydro-electric generating dam. Located in southern region of the country, the Gibe 3 dam is to generate 1,870 mega watts of power, helping Ethiopia to double its power out put. CCTV's Girum Chala filed this report
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Koysha Hydroelectric Project, located in the south west of Ethiopia, will be the fourth plant in a waterfall dam system on the Omo river. The contract for the creation of the plant (in terms of Engineering, Procurement and Construction) was signed on March 2016 by Ethiopian Electric Power, which is financing the project, and by Salini Impregilo, appointed to build the plant. The project includes the construction of a 175 metre-high dam in Roller Compacted Concrete with a holding capacity of 6,000 million cubic metres. The plant also comprises an outdoor electric power station hosting 8 Francis turbines which will guarantee an installed power of 2,160 MW and an annual production capacity of 6,460 GWh.
Subscribe to France 24 now : http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN A $3.4 billion Chinese-built railway linking the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and the port city of Djibouti opened Wednesday, a boost to both African countries’ economies and an important milestone for Chinese investments in Africa. FRANCE24's François Picard joins Eric Olander, co-host of the China-Africa podcast Visit our website : http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel : http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter : https://twitter.com/France24_en
The first phase of the Standard Gauge Railway line from Mombasa to Nairobi is almost complete, with the next phase covering Naivasha, Kisumu and Malaba, there is some issue about conservationists not wanting the rail line to pass through the Nairobi National Park, and matters land compensation. While these issues delay the snaking of the SGR to its completion neighbouring Ethiopia officially launched their 750 kilometer modern Standard Gauge Railway line linking Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa and the Red Sea state of Djibouti. Maya Hayakawa analyses the two projects, and gives a report of how they are likely to affect East Africa’s economies.