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(FBC) Ethiopian, Eritrean Leaders Visit GERD

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Ethiopian, Eritrean Leaders Visit GERD

Addis Ababa, October 13, 2020 (FBC) –Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki this afternoon visited the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Earlier today, the two leaders also visited the Koysha hydropower dam under construction on Omo River.
According to the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, the GERD has currently reached 39% completion.
The dam is expected to start generating power with two turbines this Ethiopian fiscal year (2020/21).

PM Abiy, President Isaias Pay A Visit To Koysha Hydroelectric Dam

Addis Ababa, October 13, 2020 (FBC) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the visiting Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki have visited Koysha Hydroelectric dam this morning.

Koysha Hydroelectric Dam Project, located in the south west of Ethiopia, is the fourth hydropower dam being built at the Omo River.

The dam which has a capacity of generating 2,200 Megawatt power at a time has a potential to produce 6,000 Gigawatts of electricity per annum.

Koysha hydroelectric project has reached 36 pct of its completion, and is expected to serve as a better tourism destination up on its completion.

It is to be recalled that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has visited the Koysha Hydroelectric project a month ago.
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