Ethiopia views the $4-billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as crucial to powering its economic development, but Egypt and Sudan consider the project a serious threat to their vital water supplies. Ethiopia said on Sunday it had completed the fourth and final phase of filling a reservoir for its planned massive hydroelectric power plant on the Blue Nile, a project that Egypt and Sudan have long opposed. Construction of the $4-billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) began in 2011 and Ethiopia sees the project as crucial to powering its economic development. "Congratulations to all on the fourth filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. RELATED Egypt seeks Arab League's support on Ethiopian GERD dispute MENAWith a projected capacity of more than 6,000 megawatts, Ethiopia sees GERD as the centrepiece of its bid to become Africa's biggest power exporter.
Source: Ethiopian News September 10, 2023 13:09 UTC