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GERD gets 970m Br

August 31 , 2019

The construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) received 970 million Br in funding from the public in the recently ended fiscal year. Launched by former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, the project was awarded to Salini, with track records in building Gilgel Gibe II (420MW) and Tana Beles (460MW) dams. With more than 68pc of its construction completed, the GERD will be one of the biggest dams on the continent with the capacity to generate more than 6,000MW of hydroelectric power when it becomes fully operational with no less than 15 turbines. The GERD, which launched in April 2011, is located in Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State, approximately 500Km northwest of the capital.


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