March 4, 2007 (BEIJING) — Sudan and China signed 28 February a 1.15 bln USD contract to construct a railway line to link the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, with Port Sudan in the east of the country.
China Railway Engineering Group Co Ltd and China Railway Erju Co Ltd
unit Transtech Engineering Corp have jointly won a 1.15 bln USD
construction contract in Sudan, according to a statement on the Sichuan
province Department of Commerce’s website.
China Railway Engineering Group indirectly controls China Railway Erju Co Ltd.
Inked after two years of negotiations, this contract is considered
as the biggest construction contract in the field of the railways ever
signed between China and Sudan. The total length of the railway line is
The implementation of this project will enhance the capacity of the
railways net in Sudan. With a total of 4578 kilometres, the Sudanese
railways are considered as the longest in Africa, but its equipments
are not upgraded since long-time.