The Ethiopian Railways Corporation (ERC) was established on 28 November 2007 by regulation 141/2007 of the Council of Ministers of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The regulation mandates ERC to develop railway infrastructure and provide passenger and freight rail transportation services in Ethiopia.
ERC’s key objective is to develop an integrated and high capacity railway transport system to ensure competitive and affordable transport.
ERC has developed railway projects on eight corridors in the country that have been identified as necessary to enhance both the social and economic needs.
To see modern railway infrastructure and services and an efficient railway company that supports Ethiopia’s endeavors in building a globally competitive economy, which efficiently uses electricity and connects the country’s development centers and links with ports of neighboring countries.
To support the fast growing economy of the country through constructing modern railway infrastructure that is cost effective and transports bulk freight within a short period of time.
To expand passenger railway transport services and enhance public mobility.
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