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Botched Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway Project a Warning to Belt and Road Investors

Planning behind many China-led projects abroad [in Africa] has been ‘downright inadequate’ and costly

Lessons should be drawn from the poorly executed US$4 billion Addis Ababa-Djibouti freight railway, warns head of China’s export credit insurer Sinosure.

BY ERIC NG | SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

The planning behind many of China’s major infrastructure projects abroad has been “downright inadequate”, leading to huge financial losses, according to the head of the country’s state export credit insurer. Continue reading Botched Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway Project a Warning to Belt and Road Investors

VIDEO: Rebuilding Railways – Eritrea

Rehabilitating ....

By ABC Australia, April 1996

Antiquated, iron trains have stood abandoned for 20 years during Eritrea’s war with Ethiopia. Now an army of veteran rail workers and their new apprentices are coaxing them back to life.

What a wonderful documentary to watch and understand the “Can Do” nature of the Eritrean people.     Continue reading VIDEO: Rebuilding Railways – Eritrea

CNN: Eritrea’s Railway – One of the Most Spectacular in the World

Spectacular ….

By CNN — iReport

Railway enthusiast George Hart traveled from the United Kingdom to this Horn of Africa country in March 2009 for one reason: To ride, photograph and film the Eritrea Railway, a 74-mile mountain pass railway constructed between 1887 and 1932.

Passing through wild scenery, 39 tunnels and more than 65 bridges, he says the railway is “one of the most spectacular in the world.”            Continue reading CNN: Eritrea’s Railway – One of the Most Spectacular in the World