3 July 2014

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa's Light Rail System Management to Be Contracted

Photo: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Light rail car pictured during official pre-revenue testing in Addis Ababa.

The Ethiopian Railway Corporation announced on Monday (June 30) it was looking forward to establish an international system which would upgrade operation and maintenance works during a pre bid meeting aiming at making the Addis Ababa Light Rail System more efficient and reliable. Dr. Getachew Betru, the Ethiopian Railway Corporation CEO, noted that eight international companies had shown interest to partake in a bid meeting to take over the management of Addis Ababa Light Rail System Operations and Maintenance.

He also said the Government of Ethiopia had decided the management to be made by an international standard one with the view to guarantee the quality of the project from design to operation and maintenance works. He further noted that the focus of the meeting was to clarify questions from the bidders.

He also emphasized that the meeting would enable the eight companies to make alterations to their technical and financial proposal, adding that the winner of the bid would take the management of Addis Ababa's Light Rail System for five years. Getachew Mengste, State Minister for the Ministry of Transport, said that the railway construction was being carried out in accordance with the schedule.


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