Egyptian, Sudanese Water Ministers Visiting Ethiopia’s Grand Dam

Egyptian, Sudanese Water Ministers Visiting Ethiopia’s Grand Dam
Egyptian, Sudanese Water Ministers Visiting Ethiopia’s Grand Dam

Guba october17/2017 Water ministers of Egypt Mohamed Abdel Ati and Sudan Muataz Musa along with their Ethiopian counterpart are visiting the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, in which the East African nation is building along River Nile.

Water Resources, Irrigation, and Electricity Minister of Sudan, Muataz Musa; Water Resources and Irrigation Minister of Egypt, Mohamed Abdel Ati and Water, Irrigation and Electricity Minister of Ethiopia Sileshi have started their visit to the project.

Though the ministers visited the dam previously, this is the first time that water ministers of the three countries jointly visit the Grand Dam, in which over 60 percent of its construction has so far completed.

Ethiopia has launched the self-financing dam in 2011, in the Benishangul-Gumuz regional state.

At 6,450 mw installed generation capacity, the dam will be the largest hydroelectric power plant in Africa when completed, as well as the 7th largest in the world

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