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AFRICANGLOBE - The construction of the over four billion dollar Hydro power plant known as Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam being built along Nile river is in full swing. The Nile dam project covers an area of 1,800 sq km totally turning Guba and other localities at the region in to a huge power plant construction site.
AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt's Irrigation Minister Hossam El-Moghazi told privately owned Mehwar channel that Egypt has a new "vision" regarding Ethiopia's planned Grand Renaissance Dam ahead of another round of talks in the Sudanese capital.
AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia's massive Nile dam echoes the Hoover Dam in scale and scope, offering the hope of a brighter economic future in Ethiopia and the Nile region. Ethiopia's big Nile dam – called the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – will cost $4.2 billion and be able to produce 6,000 megawatts of electricity.
AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia's Ministry of Water and Energy disclosed on Saturday that the International Panel of Experts which has been investigating the efficacy of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has presented its final report to the governments of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt.
AFRICANGLOBE- France's Alstom has signed a 250 million euro ($325 million) deal with Ethiopia for turbines and generators for what will become Africa's largest dam, being built along the Nile River, the firm said on Monday. The Horn of Africa country is building an array of hydro electric projects and has plans to invest more than $12 billion in harnessing the rivers that run through its highlands to generate more than 40,000 MW of power by 2035.
AFRICANGLOBE - Without greater oversight, Ethiopia's secretive new Nile dam could have disastrous environmental, social and political impacts.While Egypt was undergoing dramatic political changes...