Dam Projects

The project is located approximately 500 km north west of the capital Addis Ababa, in the region of Benishangul – Gumaz along the Blue Nile.

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The project is located approximately 500 km north west of the capital Addis Ababa, in the region of Benishangul – Gumaz along the Blue Nile. At the end of the works, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will be the largest dam in Africa: 1,800 m long, 175 m high and with a total volume of 10 million m³.

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Efforts Being Made to Exploit Ethiopia’s Irrigation Potential

Though the country has five million hectare irrigable land and abundant water resource, much has not been done in the sector.

Sub-saharan Africa is blessed with abundant water resources as well as diverse agro-ecosystem but agricultural produce is low. The practice of irrigation is not popular in the region and is the lowest in the world. Making effective use of available water helps improve productivity and reduce poverty as well.Read more

Ethiopian dam and irrigation project underway

The Ethiopian Ministry of Water Resources appointed the UK consultancy Mott MacDonald to design and supervise the construction of the Koga dam and irrigation development, part of the African Development Bank (ADB)-funded Koga Irrigation and Watershed Management Project, valued at US$ 50 million.Read more

       Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) kicks off Two Hydropower Projects Worth Over a 1 billion Br

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Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) is set to erect two hydro-electric dams on the Genale-Dawa and Dabus rivers. Upon completion, they will have a 672mw combined energy generation capacity. This will be a sizeable contribution to the existing 5,000mw circulating in the national grid, and come at the cost of close to 1.1 billion birr.Read more


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