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Sudan to link railway network to S. Sudan and Ethiopia

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January 3, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday unveiled plans to build a railway system that links the country to landlocked Ethiopia and South Sudan.

Sudan Railways passenger train in 1964. (Photo Historical Railways Images)

"We will connect [Sudan’s] railway lines to Ethiopia," al-Bashir said while inaugurating a new train line linking capital Khartoum to the city of Wad Madani, the capital of Sudan’s central El Gezira State.

“We also seek to link our railway to South Sudan so that it might serve as a transit hub with Kenya and Uganda, thus facilitating the movement of people and goods to those countries," he added.

He did not, however, hint on when the project would be completed.

Ethiopia and South Sudan still depend on seaports in neighbouring states like Sudan, Djibouti, and Kenya to export their goods abroad.

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  • 4 January 2018 09:53, by ellascott

    Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday unveiled plans to build a railway system that links the country to landlocked Ethiopia and South Sudan. hotmail sign in

  • 4 January 2018 12:23, by James Bol Bol

    Good news!!
    east Africa especially south Sudan has been lacking proper main of railway line that can carried goods and people across its neighbouring country .
    We hope this could be a great achievement.

  • 5 January 2018 05:33, by Mayendit

    Well, one the things which made Africa continent as poor and low development countries is the absent of free tread and conflicts that has no ending. Connected railway from Sudan to South Sudan is very easy and Sudan actually benefit more than South Sudan because the goods are bought by Southern Sudanese people and that will boom Sudan’s economic for sure.

  • 5 January 2018 05:33, by Mayendit

    Well, one the things which made Africa continent as poor and low development countries is the absent of free tread and conflicts that has no ending. Connected railway from Sudan to South Sudan is very easy and Sudan actually benefit more than South Sudan because the goods are bought by Southern Sudanese people and that will boom Sudan’s economic for sure.



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