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Ethiopia: Chinese CGCOC Finalizing Relocation of the City's Main Water Pipeline

The Chinese construction company CGCOC, contracted for relocating the 8km main water pipeline of the city of Addis Ababa for the construction of the Light Rail Transit (LRT), is finalizing its work, Capital reported.

The company has completed the majority of the relocation work excluding the part which passes through the compound of the Bulgarian Embassy located on Haile Gebreselassie Road, Capital reported citing Etsegenet Tesfaye, Public Relations Head of Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority.

The Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority signed an agreement with CGCOC in August 2012 to relocate the pipeline which provides water to over a million people in the city, within ten months. The contract for complete relocation is expected to cost the city about 400 million Ethiopian birr.

The China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) was awarded the Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit project.

Source: Capital


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