Mega-dams in Africa: Ethiopia refers to the first flooding of as historic

Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed has referred to the first stage of the flooding of the river Nile, the nearby Mega-dam as "historic". "The fact that w

Mega-dams in Africa: Ethiopia refers to the first flooding of as historic

Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed has referred to the first stage of the flooding of the river Nile, the nearby Mega-dam as "historic". "The fact that we have achieved this milestone under its own power, although nobody believed in our abilities, is what makes this Moment even more historic," said the Nobel peace laureate of 2019 on Wednesday. Because of the 2011 project, which began in the Land of Egypt and Sudan in dispute.

the completion of The first flooding, pointing to the dedication of the Ethiopians for the rebirth of the country, said Abiy in a statement that was read out to the television. During the flooding, no one had come to harm. By filling in Ethiopia is now for the first time in the two installed turbines to test for the production of energy necessary.

The 1.8-kilometre-long and 145-metre-high Grand-Ethiopian-Renaissance-dam (GERD) should be with 6000 megawatts of annual capacity, the biggest hydropower plant in Africa and 2023 fully operational. Under the Nile countries, the project provides for Trouble: Ethiopia is of the view that the dam for its power supply is essential. Sudan fears, however, its water supply, as well as Egypt. For both countries, the Nile river is important: No country in the world is so dependent on a single river like Egypt, which covers nearly 97 percent of its water needs from the Nile. (All of the backgrounds to the dispute on the Nile you can read here.)

Updated Date: 23 July 2020, 05:20

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