Ethiopia bets on grand projects in drive for industrial power

A labourer walks along a Metro-line construction in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa February 7, 2015. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri
A Chinese contractor and local laborers works at a Metro-line station in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa February 7, 2015. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri
A general view shows a complete section of the Metro-line under construction in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa February 7, 2015. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

1 OF 3. A labourer walks along a Metro-line construction in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa February 7, 2015.

CREDIT: REUTERS/TIKSA NEGERI

(Reuters) – Chinese workers mingle with Ethiopians putting the finishing touches to a metro line that cuts through Addis Ababa, one of a series of grand state infrastructure projects that Ethiopia hopes will help it mimic Asia’s industrial rise.