Some 126 Ethiopian light rail train drivers who received one year long training in China were awarded certificates on Thursday.
The first batch of graduates received the certificates at a ceremony held at the Addis Ababa Light Railway Transit Service.
Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Railways Corporation, Getachew Betru said on the occasion the graduates will add impetus to the effort underway to build own railway management system.
According to the CEO, the corporation has been working with particular attention on transfer of knowledge and technology in addition to expanding railway infrastructure.
State Minister of Public Enterprises, Getachew Mengiste on his part said the effort to create capability in administrating railway projects locally should be made strategic.
In line with this, students are receiving training for second degree in railway at the Addis Ababa University, he revealed.