Atbarah

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Atbarah

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Atbara

(both: ătbä`rə), town (1993 pop. 87,878), E Sudan, at the junction of the Atbara and Nile rivers. An important rail junction, it is also the headquarters of Sudan railway system and has large railroad workshops. Most of the town's workers are connected with service and maintenance jobs on the rail lines. Sudanese trade unionism originated in Atbarah in 1946 with the founding of a workers' association among railroad employees.
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Sudan's Minister of Roads and Bridges Ahmed Babikir Nahar said the Nile Train project consists of two trains between Khartoum and Atabara, which travel at maximum speed of 80 km per hour, noting that two trips for the train would be steered daily.
dams of Atabara and Setit dams and a grant agreement offered by Kuwait's
He urged the Kuwaiti fund to extend finance for the two dams of Upper Atabara and Seteit rivers to enable Sudan to exploit its quota of the Nile water, calling on the Kuwaiti fund to finance New Halfa - Khartoum Road at length of 320 kilometers, the studies of which are now being conducted