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Ethiopia Initiates Construction of 28 Irrigation Dams

Ethiopia Initiates Construction of 28 Irrigation Dams

The Ministry of Irrigation and Lowland Environment has announced that Ethiopia is currently in the process of constructing 28 irrigation dams. Efforts are underway to partially complete 13 of these dams within the current fiscal year. The ministry has allocated over 8 billion birr for the completion of these projects by the end of the year. According to Mr. Bizuneh Tolcha, the Public Relations and Communication Executive of the Ministry of Irrigation and Lowland Environment, a total of 28 irrigation development projects are currently underway across the country. Upon the partial completion of 13 projects, an impressive 2,450 hectares of…
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Ethiopia completes filling of Africa biggest dam on Nile river.

Ethiopia completes filling of Africa biggest dam on Nile river.

Ethiopia completes filling of Africa biggest dam on Nile river. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that, the fourth and final filling of the Great Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been completed. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the completion of the fourth and final filling of the Renaissance Dam with great joy. In the message posted by the Prime Minister on his social media pages, "Congratulations to everyone who participated in the work with their money, knowledge, energy and prayers. This cooperation should be repeated in our other issues as well," he said. The total construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance…
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Ethiopia extends the 4th round of GERD’s filling water

Ethiopia extends the 4th round of GERD’s filling water

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that, the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) water filing will not takes place until September. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, gave an explanation to the House of People's Representatives raised by the members on several issues. The Prime Minister said at this time that, the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will not be filled with water in July. "Ethiopia will not fill water in the dam until the beginning of September, considering the needs of Sudan and Egypt." The Great Renaissance Dam has been holding water from July for the past three years, but this year the water…
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Africa’s biggest dam reaches 90 percent completion

Africa’s biggest dam reaches 90 percent completion

Africa's biggest dam reaches 90 percent completion. Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) construction left only 10 percent to completion. GERD Coordination Project Office announced that the construction of the Great Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been completed 90 percent. The office has given a press release regarding the 12th-year cornerstone of Renaissance Dam construction. The dam will be completed and fully operational next year and will generate 5200 MW of power. GERD, the biggest dam in Africa, which is being built for 5 billion dollars, is being covered by the Ethiopians and the government. The dam's two turbines are currently generating…
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Ethiopia Completes Third Phase Filling of Grand Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia Completes Third Phase Filling of Grand Renaissance Dam

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced today that Ethiopia has successfully attained its third filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The Abbay water has now started to flow over the top of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam for the third time. Accordingly, the height of the middle part of this  mega-dam reached 600  meters above sea level and the left and right sides were 611 Meters.
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A Retrospective Look at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s Journey as the Third Filling Phase Approaches

A Retrospective Look at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s Journey as the Third Filling Phase Approaches

Since its construction began a decade ago in 2011, Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been a beacon of hope for its people. When completed, it will be the world’s tenth-largest dam and the largest hydro project on the continent, with 13 turbines and a capacity for storage of up to 74 billion cubic meters (BCM) and electricity generation of over 5000 megawatts (MW). So far, it has cost the nation (the citizens being the primary financiers) more than ETB100 billion and is expected to cost a total of $5 billion by the end. The GERD has stored 4.5 and…
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