Ethiopia, Djibouti to be Linked by 767km Gas Pipeline

Ethiopia-Djibouti-PipelineFebruary 15, 2019 ( - The Horn of Africa neighbors Ethiopia and Djibouti plan to build a pipeline that connects the two countries, according to FBC report.

The 767 km pipeline is meant to carry natural gas from Ethiopia for export through Djibouti ports.

Ethiopia and Djibouti signed an agreement in Addis Ababa yesterday to construct the 767km pipeline project linking the two countries.

About 700 km of the pipeline stretches from Calub Hilala fields in Ethiopia to the Djibouti border, while the remaining 67 Km will be within Djibouti.

The agreement was signed by Ethiopia’s Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Dr Samuel Hurcato, and Mr Yonis Guedi, Minister of Energy in Charge of Natural Resources of Djibouti.

Dr Samuel said the agreement, which was signed after extensive negotiations, ensures the mutual benefit of both countries.

Mr Guedi on his part said the project will further cement the long-standing ties between the two nations.

According to the agreement, the construction of the pipeline will commence this year and it will take two years to complete.



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