Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation secured a project to construct the 950-million-Br Guder Fato Irrigation Dam in West Shoa Zone of Oromia Regional State. The Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Energy has awarded the corporation for the project to complete and deliver the construction in three years. The agreement was signed by Yonas Ayalew, the Corporation’s new CEO, and Michael Mehari (PhD), head of irrigation development at the Ministry. When completed, the dam will have the capacity to hold 58 million cubic metres of water and can be used to cultivate 5,000ha of land, according to Kassahun Leul, head of Water Infrastructure Construction Sector at the Corporation. The Corporation was formed after the amalgamation of two formerly independent public enterprises, the Ethiopian Road Construction Corporation and the Ethiopian Water Works Construction Enterprise.
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