On December 8, 2015, a train load of emergency food supplies departed from Djibouti to Ethiopia. Since the first train load of 1,125 tons of international food assistance arriving in Ethiopia on November 20, 2015, the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, built by CCECC, had helped transport food supplies five times, with a total of 7,125 tons.
Yuan Li, the chairman of CCECC, said the track-laying of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, as thesecond transnationalrailway aftertheTanzania-Zambiarailwayproject, was completed in July 2015 after over three years of construction by CCECC. The railway, with large scale transportation of drought relief supplies, played an important role in the new period, but also showed the responsible attitude of Chinese enterprises to take root in Africa, serve Africa and contribute to Africa. It deepened the friendship between the Chinese and African people.
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