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“We will expedite the process of economic integration,” he said, highlighting the importance of highway, railway, and electric
power interconnection projects.
For his part, Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said, “We are meeting to push forward our agenda of
integration,” which he described as being a dynamic, performing role model.
He said, however, that the process is facing “daunting challenges.”
The project, which includes a 700-kilometer pipeline capable of transporting up to 12 billion cubic meters of natural gas per
year, would enable Ethiopia to export 10 million cubic meters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China annually.
Chinese firm POLY-GCL Petroleum Group Holdings Ltd. will finance the project, which is set to take three years to complete.
Ethiopia, Djibouti, China to launch $4B nat. gas project
Under the project, Ethiopia could export 10M cubic meters of LNG to China each year
july 20, 2016
By Addis Getachew
Ethiopia says physical work on a massive $4 billion
cooperative natural gas project between Ethiopia, Djibouti,
and China will soon be launched.
The announcement was made Thursday by Ethiopian
Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom at the opening of the
4th Ethiopia-Djibouti Joint Ministerial Committee Meeting in
the capital, Addis Ababa.
The project is made up of a natural gas pipeline, a
liquefaction plant, and an export terminal at Damerjog,
Speaking at the event, Adhanom said the project is one
component of a number of cooperation areas between
Ethiopia and Djibouti, its smaller neighbor lying where the
Red Sea meets the Gulf of Aden.