On 20 Sept. 2015, Ethiopia inaugurated the rail project, the Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit (AA-LRT). The 475 million US dollars project was constructed by China Railway Group (CREC) and the forty-one 70% low floor light rail vehicles was supplied by CRRC Corporation Limited.
The electrified AA-LRT is the first light railway on the African continent with two lines that run a total 34 km.
The AA-LRT project will transport about 60,000 passengers a day, said Ethiopian Minister of Transport Workneh Gebeyehu.
The AA-LRT project has adopted Chinese standards and technology and was built with financing support of China. it was the first urban rail transit project built and operated by Chinese companies in Africa.
China, as a sincere friend and development partner of Africa, will continue to uphold principles of "sincerity, real results, amity and good faith" in its cooperation with Africa, so as to achieve common development.