The country’s and Sub Sahara’s first light rail system starts operation in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. This is the first fully electric tram in Sub- Saharan Africa.The light rail system was built at 474 million dollar. Construction of 39 Km railway in Addis Ababa completed last January,2015 and has been in testing since,in addition to sorting right of way concerns.
It is expected to ease the transport and traffic jam of Addis Ababa, which is inhabited by 4 million people.
Ethiopia with a population of 94 million is projected by the IMF to grow at 8% in 2015-16 the first fastest pace on the continent.