Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Six years on, Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is 56 percent complete

(Mar 01, 2017, (UAE))--Addis Ababa has completed 56 percent of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, announced Ethiopian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Debretsion Gebremichael.

The dam will soon be able to generate 750 megawatts, Ezega news website quoted the minister as saying at a press conference on Saturday that coincided with the sixth anniversary of commencing construction work on the dam.

“The construction of the power receiver and transmission stations as well as the installation of power transmission lines have been fully completed. The only thing left is fixing the two turbines that generate 375MW each,” he said.

Gebremichael added that the next step would be enabling the dam to hold water before finalizing construction. Read more from Al Bawaba »

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