Sudan unveils plan to link railway to Ethiopia, South Sudan

Posted by & filed under , .

New Wad Medani rail

Presidnet Bashir of Sudan have revealed the new railway Project while not in detail to link Sudan, South Sudan and Ethiopia.

“We will connect railway lines to Ethiopia,” said al-Bashir while inaugurating a new train line linking capital Khartoum to the city of Wad Madani, the regional 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,” al-Bashir added.

He did not provide a date for the project’s completion. Landlocked Ethiopia and South Sudan both depend on seaports in neighboring states – such as Sudan, Djibouti, and Kenya – to export goods abroad.