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Ethiopia to dam Nile River for hydropower

Ethiopia confronts power outages and subsequent economic losses by funneling money ‎into hydro-power projects along the Nile River

Reuters, Sunday 13 Mar 2011
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Ethiopia will start building a major dam along the Nile River to generate hydropower to increase electricity production, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said late on Saturday.

The Horn of Africa nation aims to produce 15 thousand megawatts of power within 10 years, part of a strategy that spends $12 bn over 25 years to improve the country's power-generating capabilities.

"We are planning to carry out a number of important projects, including a major project on the Nile," Meles said at a press conference late on Saturday.

"The project will soon be inaugurated," he said, referring to a dam Ethiopia intends to build in its western Benishangul region near the border with Sudan.

According to the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation's plan for the 2010/2011 budget year, the agency says the dam would generate 5 thousand MW upon completion in five to ten years.

Outages have been common in Ethiopia for five years. The country rationed power for over five months last year with lights going off every second day, closing factories, hampering exports and fuelling a shortage of hard currency.

Ethiopia is building five other hydropower dam projects, some funded by the World Bank.

Power demand in Africa will rise by 150,000 MW between 2007 and 2030, according to the International Energy Agency.

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naizgi
21-04-2011 03:35pm
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Ready or Not; Here We Come
@ ali save the brotherhood talk for yourselves. too late to be friends. we were starving (when rain disappears) when Egypt kept on stirring violence in Ethiopia. now we are coming back and there is nothing u can do about it.
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Ahmed Gragn
13-04-2011 03:06pm
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No Problem
Any project should not harm any country.
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Ahmed Gragn
13-04-2011 03:06pm
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No Problem
Any project should not harm any country.
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ME
07-04-2011 11:02am
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NO NEED OF OTHERS
there is no religious division in ethiopia the country is fully peace and no need of any support
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JERMY
07-04-2011 10:59am
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IT IS THE TIME TO DO SO
This is the time to do the dam on the nile. it is not proposed to divid ethiopia or to make any riligios divisions but to develop the country to the next stage as well as to use the nile as much as possiple equally.
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mesfin
16-03-2011 03:00pm
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dick head somalia
you nomad, you must be crazy after you chew chat. you know nothing about poltics. sleep in that deseret area
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Abebe
16-03-2011 09:33am
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Eritrean Imposters
Clearly Ahram Online is very liberal to allow a post as crude and illiterate as "Gragn Ahmed," an Eritrean voice claiming to be Ethiopian.
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sam
14-03-2011 07:13pm
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It is about time.....
What ever you call it be it poletical and so on.......; the people of Ethiopia needs this thing more than ever to be frank and that is what it matters now so save your comment on this regard. And if you want to opose then fined another agenda and i belive you have so many rooms for that.To the top
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gRAGN AHMED FROM ETHIOPIA
14-03-2011 06:14am
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MELES IS LIAR
PLEASE EGYPT MELES IS NOT OUR LEADER SO STOP HIM. HE TAKING THIS OPPORTUNITY TO DIVIDE OUR ETHIOPIA. HE BURNS MOSQUES AND HE ALSO TELLS HIS SECRET POLICE TO USE KURAN FOR TOILET. LATEL HE BURNT 10 MOSQUES AND IS TRYING TO USE WEST AGAINST EGYPT TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY ETHIOPIA. WE WANT FRIENDLY RELATIONS WITH EGYPT BUT THIS MAN IS CRAZY TO GIVE US ANOTHER ILLEGAL DAM IN THE NILE. HE IS PROMOTING CHRISTIAN COPTS TO KILLS MUSLIMS OF ETHIOPIA. EGYPT ACT FAST TO STOP THIS MAD MAN.
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ali
13-03-2011 07:38pm
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from egypt
what abut water to egypt we are brothers if u forget we are brothers
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