Over $100,000 raised for GERD construction

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Addis Ababa, May 13 (WIC) –Over 100,000 US dollars was raised for the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) at Ethiopian Renaissance Day organized in New York on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Day was organized by the Ethiopian Renaissance Council in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut with the cooperation of the Ethiopian Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

The elegant evening featured esteemed speakers, well known Ethiopian music icons who were joined by more than 300 patriotic Ethiopians.
Ambassador Tekeda Alemu, Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the UN, and Dr. Ledya Tesfa, President of the Ethiopian Renaissance Council, welcomed all those who attended the event.

The guest speaker of the evening was Engineer Semegnew Bekele, General Manager of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project, who presented a briefing to the audience about the construction of the dam. His patriotism and devotion was a source of inspiration for all those who attended the event.

According to erta, the popular singers Neway Debebe, Maritu Legese and Merutse Abreha as well as well-known Ethiopian DJs in New York made the night colorful, reflecting the nation’s strong unity in diversity.