At 6.45 gigawatts, upon completion, the dam will be the largest in Africa and the 7th largest in the world. The government says the project will be completed in 2022.
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Eight Years
ENA, 5 April 2019
It has been eight years since Ethiopia embarked on one of its mega projects, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), being built on Nile River. Read more »
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam or GERD.
PM Says Finalizing GERD Per Schedule Key Priority
ENA, 30 March 2019
Prime Minister Abiy emphasized that finalizing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) according to the schedule is a key priority. The premier made the remark after he was… Read more »
Ethiopia's Dam On Nile Progressing
ENA, 22 March 2019
Eight years after it was launched, the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has reached an average of 66.24 percent and over 12.4 billion Birr was collected… Read more »
Bridging the Gap in the Nile Waters Dispute
ICG, 20 March 2019
Ethiopia is building a mighty dam on the Blue Nile, promising economic benefits for both itself and Sudan. But Egypt fears for its freshwater supply. The parties should agree on… Read more »
Scaled-Up GERD Promotion Key to Enhance Diaspora Contribution
ENA, 31 January 2019
Promotion of the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) should be further scaled up to enhance the contribution of the Ethiopian Diaspora. Read more »
GERD is a symbol of the new Ethiopia in that its construction heralds and symbolizes this generation's triumph over poverty, writes The Ethiopian Herald. Read more »
The Office of the National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation on the Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has denied "speculation" on social ... Read more »
The construction project, which was launched in April 2011 and expected to be completed by 2017, has been delayed by four years due to a design change, GERD Project Manager Eng. ... Read more »
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