Tendaho Irrigation Dam to develop 25,000 hectares of land

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Addis Ababa: December 28, 2013 (FBC) The Tendaho Irrigation Dam is expected to start developing sugarcane on 25,000 hectares of land at the end of this year,Water, Irrigation and Energy State Minister Engineer Wondimu Tekle said.
It was said will make some 10 thousand farmers and pastoralists in the area benefit from the modern irrigation development.
The state minister said 90% of the construction of the dam has been completed, while expected to develop 60,000 hectares when fully finalized.
The dam, built a cost of over 3. 5 billion Birr has been invested on, has the capacity to hold 1.86 billion m3 of water.
The construction of the dam is expected to be finalized next year.

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