Saturday, April 2, 2011

Ethiopia lays foundation for Nile ( ABAY ) dam

With a generating capacity of 5,250MW, the dam will be the largest artificial lake with a capacity of holding 63 billion cubic meter of water, twice the size of the largest natural lake in the country – Lake Tana, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said that the country would be faced with the massive task of financing the project, which is projected to be around 80 billion birr.Meles said that the dam would also benefit Sudan and Egypt by preventing flooding and providing for irrigation land. “On the basis of benefit from the project, Sudan and Egypt should cover 30 and 20 percent of the cost, respectively,” Meles said. Read more…


  1. thank you Ethiopia people.and also pls help until it finishes.