E. Africa railway boosts regional links

The Chinese-built Addis Ababa-Djibouti Standard Gauge Railway is bound to further facilitate regional integration and prosperity for the Horn of Africa with united efforts from China and Ethiopia, China’s ambassador to Ethiopia said. Speaking on Monday during a seminar themed “Significance of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway for the Horn of Africa” in Addis Ababa, the…

New Kenyan expressway marries speed and beauty

As construction of the Nairobi Expressway, a major infrastructure development in Kenya, nears completion, beautification work that will make it environmentally friendly is unfolding. James Macharia, the country’s transport cabinet secretary, said last month that China Road and Bridge Corporation, the contractor, will plant trees and flowers along the 27-kilometer expressway in an effort to…

London to raise public transport prices

The cost of traveling on public transport in London is set to rise by an average 5 percent next month, the biggest jump in a decade. The organization that operates the capital’s transport network, Transport for London, or TfL, said the price hike matches the inflation rate and would help it reach “financial sustainability”. London…

Africa eyes transport to spur jobs bonanza

Africa’s transport sector is expected to strongly benefit from a free-trade deal being bedded down across the continent, with projections of 160 million new jobs if countries exploit the agreement’s full potential. In order to realize these goals, the African Continental Free Trade Area, or AfCFTA, must be accompanied by the implementation of regional infrastructure…

Colombians make tracks on rail revival

With Chinese expertise tapped, more ventures seen likely in economic boost China looms large in a plan by Colombia to revive its railway networks after decades of neglect. Such a revival could significantly boost the economy, offering an affordable transport alternative to the 215,000 kilometers of roads now crossing the South American country, experts said.…