Ethiopia broke ground on Saturday and began building a new dam worth US$125 million in North Shewa, Amhara Region. According to Amhara Mass Media Agency, the dam, named Ajima-Chacha, will be 45.5 meters tall, 371 meters long, and capable of storing 55 million cubic meters of water. Upon completion, 7,000 hectares of land will be able to be developed, benefitting more than 28,000 families in the region. The Chinese Civil Engineering Corporation (CCEC), in cooperation with the Water and Construction Works Corporation of the Amhara Region, is building the dam. Ethiopia also recently inaugurated its Italian-built €2.5 billion euro Koysha hydroelectric power project in Koysha, located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) of the country.
Source: Egypt Independent January 11, 2021 12:11 UTC