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South Korea funds Addis Ababa BRT, Ethiopia [free access]

April 24, 2019

The Government of South Korea has signed a USD300 million loan agreement with the Government of Ethiopia to execute high-priority projects by 2020. The high-priority projects also include the development of a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Addis Ababa by 2021. The BRT system will be the first in East Africa. It will span over 17 km and cover 23 stations. The project design is yet to be finalised. The BRT system will deploy a fleet of 157 low-floor buses of length 12 metres and 18 metres. The project is also being financed by Agencé France de Development (AFD).