MoWE to finalize over 97 per cent of Rib dam

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Addis Ababa, December 12 (WIC) –The Ministry of Water and Energy (MoWE) said utmost efforts would be made to finalize 97.49 per cent of the construction of Rib dam this budget year.

The Rib dam is under construction in Ebinat and Farta woredas, Amhara State since 2000 EC with an outlay of 1.6 billion birr.

Ministry Public Relations and Communication Director, Bizuneh Tolch, told WIC that over 270.3 million birr was allocated to complete stated percentage of the dam this budget year.

Concerted efforts would also be made to finalize the dam as per schedule time limit.  Some 30.3 per cent of construction of the dam has been completed so far, he added.

With a height of 73.2 meter and 800 meter length, the Rib dam has a capacity to hold 234 million cubic meter water and develop 14,000 hectares of land, he said.