March 25, 2023

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Ethiopia prepares to fill dam for third time

Ethiopia prepares to fill dam for third time

Ethiopian officials on Thursday evening announced plans to clear 17,000 hectares of forest next month to replenish Lake Renaissance Dam for a third time.

The meeting took place during a meeting between Ethiopian Minister of Irrigation Engineer Aisha Mohamed, Governor of Penishangul Gomez Province El Shazli Hassan and officials of the Ethiopian Central Government at the Renaissance Dam in Asusa, the capital of the Penishangul Gomez region. Located.

Al Nahda Dam

The Benishangul Gomes regional government has issued a statement urging the meeting to expedite the clearing of 17,000 hectares of forest next month in preparation for the revitalization of the dam lake for a third time.

He noted that preparations were underway to complete the third phase of deforestation required for the third filling of the Renaissance Dam, and that the forests would be cleared within 60 days of the start of work.

The governor of the region, al-Shasli Hassan, was quoted in the report as saying that security forces would guard the area to expedite work before the start of the rainy season, citing the need to provide the necessary support and insurance to complete the work.

Al Nahda Dam

Al Nahda Dam

Ethiopian authorities destroyed 4,854 hectares of forest before the dam filled a second time last July.

Earlier on Thursday, it announced Ethiopia will soon begin to generate energy from the Renaissance dam It is still in dispute with the lower countries, Egypt and Sudan.

Ethiopian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Dina Mufti said: “Energy production from the Renaissance dam does not mean suspending trilateral talks on pending issues. Negotiations will continue to find a win-win solution“.

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The Grand Mufti of the Low Countries called for “reversing what the Renaissance Dam has achieved.”Its completion turned out to be true“.