Construction of GRD progressing well
Addis Ababa, 2 April 2014 (WIC) - The construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is progressing well, according to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ethiopian Electric Power Engineer Azeb Worku.
Engineer Azeb made the remark at the 3rd year anniversary of the commencement of the construction of the dam held today at Guba, Benishangul Gumuz Regional State.
The construction of the dam is progression well without any problem with a great support of the people and government of Ethiopian people. The dam is now over 30 per cent complete, Engineer Azeb said.
According to her, the construction of the dam would help to address power shortage and meet the increasing demand of power arose due to the economic growth of the country.
Deputy Director of Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC), Brigadier General, Tigabu Fetle, on his part said the dam has destroyed the “spirit of impossible” in the nation.
The success achieved so far testifies the potential to build other dams with local capacity, he added.
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