With 6695 kilometres is the Nile river one of the longest rivers in the world and is a major water - and energy supplier in an often dry area. The White and the blue Nile meet in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, where the Nile through Egypt into the Mediterranean sea flows. The Ethiopian dam on the upper reaches of the Blue Nile is to take to its filling around 74 billion cubic meters.
Africa's biggest dam
Ethiopia started in 2011, about 30 kilometers from the border to the Sudan with the construction of the dam. 1.8 kilometers in length, with a 145-Meter high dam of the Grand-Ethiopian-Renaissance-dam is. The 4.2 billion Dollar (3.6 billion Euro) project is to produce after its completion, approximately 6450 megawatts year line. Thus, it would be Africa's largest hydro power plant and would double the electricity production of Ethiopia with a single blow. Currently, more than half of the 110 million people live in Ethiopia without power. The Filling of the reservoir has begun.
Egypt needs water
Egypt's almost one hundred million inhabitants are dependent on the Nile water. In the dry Land of the Nile supplies 97 percent of water for people and agriculture.Date Of Update: 03 August 2020, 09:19