Ethiopia, Djibouti sign power interconnection agreement

Power transmission towers11 July 2013, Addis Ababa – Ethiopia and Djibouti have concluded a two billion dollar electric power interconnection agreement.

The agreement was signed on 3 July 2013 ine Addis Ababa Hilton during the 12th Joint Ministerial Meeting. The agreement is the second of its kind signed between the two countries.

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom and his Djiboutian counterpart signed the agreement.

The 230KV transmission line project stretching from Ethiopia’s Afar region to Jaba in Djibouti would enable Ethiopia to export up to 75MW of electricity to Djibouti.

The project is expected to be jointly financed by the two countries.

– Ethiopian Radio and Television

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