President Mulatu Teshome said Ethiopia’s railway coverage will reach 5,000 km by 2025.
The president said this while conferring with Turkish delegates from Yapi Merkezi Construction Company which builds the Awash-Woldiya Railway Project.
During the discussion the president said the railway coverage would connect the country with Djibouti, Kenya, Sudan and South Sudan.
The Awash-Woldiya railway project under construction costs USD1.6 billion, it was learned.
President Mulatu finally recommended that Turkish companies engage in the energy sector.
Yapi Merkezi Construction Company General Manager, Murat Hasim Koksal, said 25 percent of the 370 km railway project is completed and has created 2,500 jobs.
Turkey is among the top three countries with huge FDI in Ethiopia.