Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia announced the successful completion of the fourth and final filling of the Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile, on Sunday. The dam has been the source of regional tensions with downstream Egypt and Sudan. In his statement, Abiy Ahmed acknowledged the numerous challenges faced during the dam's construction, including internal difficulties and external pressures. The massive $4.2-billion dam, considered crucial by Addis Ababa, has been a focal point of regional disputes since Ethiopia initiated its construction in 2011. Egypt has been concerned that the dam could reduce its share of Nile water.
Source: Ethiopian News September 10, 2023 13:23 UTC