Tendaho Dam construction reaches 98 pct

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Addis Ababa, 29 July 2014 (WIC) - The Tendaho Dam built to irrigate sugar cane plantation for Tendaho Sugar Factory can now fully supply the water required, according to Water Works Design and Control Enterprise.

Some 98 percent of the construction of the dam that holds 1.86 billion cubic meters of water is finalized.

The dam has the capacity to develop over 60,000 hectares of land and provide pasture land and farm land for the community in the neighborhood.

Out of the 60,000 hectares of land planned to be cultivated, 10,000 will be allotted for social services, and 4,022 hectares of this is already given to members of the community, it was learned.

The remaining 50,000 hectares would be used to cultivate sugarcane for the sugar factory.

The construction of the dam was delayed as the locality is susceptible to earthquake.