#Ethiopia: Awash-Kombolcha-Hara Market railway Line Nearing Completion

(FBC) The Awash-Kombolcha-Hara Market railway project, which was disrupted due to compensation issues, has been resolved, according to project manager Engineer Abdulkarim Mohammed.

The manager told ENA that the construction of the 390 km Awash-Kombolcha-Hara market railway line, which is under construction in two phases, started in 2007 EC and was scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012 EC.

He said the construction of the second phase of the 122-kilometer railway line from Kombolcha-Hara market has been hampered by a dispute over compensation.

“In general, the construction of the railway line has been disrupted for eight months due to electricity supply and compensation,” he said.

He said the construction of the 50-kilometer line, has been underway since last month due to the payment of 100 million birr in compensation to 480 farmers.

The construction of the 122-kilometer railway line from Kombolcha-Hara market has been completed 82 percent.

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