Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed held talks with diverse members of the society residing in Assosa
Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed held talks with diverse members of the society residing in the city of Assosa
Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr Abiy Ahmed, landed in Alula Aba NegaInternational airport of Mekelle the capital city of Tigrai state today. The Prime Minister arrived in Mekelle, Tigrai for an official working visit early this morning. He was received by the President of Tigrai state, Dr. Debertion Gebremichael and other government officials of the state. Many people of the city lined up the streets to welcome him. Dr. Abiy held talks with diverse members of the society residing in the city.
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, 155 m high and with a total volume of 74,000 million m³.
The project involves the construction of a main dam in Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC), with 2 power stations installed at the foot of the dam. The power stations are positioned on the right and left banks of the river and comprise 16 Francis turbines with a total installed power of 6,000 MW and estimated production of 15,000 GWh per year. The project is completed by a 15,000 m3/s capacity concrete spillway and a rockfill saddle dam 5 km long and 50 m high, both located on the left bank