Construction of Megech Dam Project gets started

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Addis Ababa, 26 December 2013 (WIC) - The construction of Megech Irrigation and Drinking Water Dam Project with an aggregated capital of 2.4 billion Birr allocated by the government has been commenced.
Up on completion, the dam to be constructed on Megech River (near Gonder town) is expected to hold 1.8 billion m3 of water.
Manager of the project Agonafir Zewde said the dam would allow develop some 17, 000 hectares of land using irrigation, besides securing drinking water for Gonder town for a century.
The construction of the dam that is being carried out by Water Works Construction in Ethiopia will have 76m high and 890m long.
The project has created job opportunities for more than 500 people. (FBC)

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