Addis Ababa ( EthiopiaToday) February 2,2023:- The Dire Dawa Dry Port and Terminal, built with the total outlay of 3.5 billion Birr inaugurated today in the presence of senior government officials.
The modern dry port which is built on 34 hectares of land is believed to facilitate the activities of Ethiopia’s logistics service and play an important role in the overall economy by promoting domestic and foreign trade activities as well as maximizing foreign currency revenues.
Dire Dawa Dry Port has a terminal, warehouses, a three-story building offices, railway
lines, and other vital facilities.
As there is a shortage of warehouses in the horn African nation and it has made it difficult
for cargo vehicles to move cargo fast, this inaugurated port would enable handling of
more than 150 trucks on a daily basis.
Moreover, the port has also two warehouses that accommodate parking for 140 vehicles at a time as well as a railway connecting the port with the Ethio-Djibouti railway line.
According to a study conducted a few years back, Ethiopia needs 35 dry ports. Currently, Modjo handles the lion’s share of shipments targeting the central market.