The Awash River Development Office finalised a study to build two new dams with a capital outlay of 11 billion Br. These two dams will be built on both sides of the river. The dams are expected to reduce the flood hazards in the rainy season and alleviate shortages of water in the dry season. The proposal for the dam was started four years ago, and the study for the other part of the river will also be finalised next year, according to Abeje Mengesha, head of Awash River Development Office. The dams will have the capacity to reserve 907 million cubic metres of water. This can help to increase fish production and create job opportunities as well as being a booster for the Tendaho dam.
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