Fourth filling of Ethiopia’s dam sparks new row with Egypt
Ethiopia and Egypt are once again embroiled in a fierce diplomatic fight before the United Nations Security Council, as letters from both countries’ foreign affairs ministers show.
The filling of the fourth stage of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) … Read More
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is set to double the country’s electricity generation and become Africa’s biggest dam. Egypt fiercely opposes the megaproject, arguing that it will reduce the flow of the Nile river.
Ethiopia said on Sunday it had completed the fourth and final phase of filling a reservoir … Read More
The Ministry of Water, Sanitation, and Irrigation is planning to build 33 dams in various counties to alleviate the perennial water scarcity that affects millions of people.
In a tender advertisement seen by Capital Business, the Ministry invited prospective bidders for the design, operation, and maintenance of the facilities.
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The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Stephen Yakubu, has assured that work on the $993 million Pwalugu multi-purpose dam will commence soon as the necessary consultation with the various stakeholders is nearing completion.
He said actual ground works had not started because the necessary engagements and consultations with the major … Read More
Algeria today, like the countries of the Mediterranean, is experiencing a water deficit caused by climatic changes that have greatly affected the natural cycles of precipitation. This has caused a shortage of rain, which has led to a significant decline in the water level of dams across the country, especially … Read More
President Mnangangwa has acknowledge that hiring local construction firm has save the nation billions.
He made the statement while commissioning the Marovanyati Dam. According to him, US$1.3 billion on the ongoing construction of the Harare-Beitbridge Road has been saved due to local construction firm undertaking the project.
Quoting President Mnangangwa, … Read More
All parties involved in the ongoing discussion about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will resume its negotiations after a seven days break.
The discussion which will be held in South Africa will see representative from all three nations (Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan) be in attendance as they plan to … Read More
South Africa weekly dam level report has shown that there is a drop on the water level during the latest check.
According to the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), the water level at KwaZulu-Natal dam levels sit at 54.2% this week, which is a slight drop compared to last … Read More
Nigeria Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a total sum of N5.485 billion according to the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.
The fund will be used in rehabilitation of Lower Usuma Dam in Abuja as well as the construction of federal secretariats which will be located in five … Read More
The KwaZulu-Natal dams recently decline is posing as a serious problem for South Africa water distribution.
This is after a weekly dam levels report issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation in KwaZulu-Natal has shown a marginal decline of the province’s water levels from last week’s 58.5% to 58.0% … Read More
In a bid to promote the much needed support for the dam, Ethiopian Diaspora Association has called on the diaspora to strengthen their support to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
The call was made by Ethiopian Diaspora Association Chief Executive Officer, Abraham Seyoum, who stated that the support can … Read More
Kenya Governments has warn citizen to expect disaster after confirming two dams has reached it maximum capacity.
The dams in question are Masinga and Turkwel with the former having already exceeded its reservoir capacity to 1057.86 against its normal 1056.5 above the sea level.
Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter said … Read More
After the agreement between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, Sudan PM review details with negotiating team
Over the past couple of months, all three-nation involved in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has been in a serious negotiation over the dam construction. After the agreement during the last meeting held in united … Read More
President Weah breaks ground for construction of 48 inch diameter pipeline that will supply quality water to nearly one million residents of greater Monrovia.
Liberia President has break ground for the construction of 48 inch diameter pipeline. The project is aimed at migrating water challenges in the nation.
According to … Read More
Parliament speaker urge Government to abandon construction of Murchison Falls Dam
Uganda Speaker for Parliament has urge the Government to Abandon the proposed power dam construction. According to her, she is seeking assurance from the government. This will enable the Murchison Falls to be untouchable.
Early this month, a publication … Read More
President Kaguta Museveni will later today commission the Isimba Hydropower Dam
Uganda Government will today commission the Isimba Hydropower Dam project. The 183MW Isimba Hydropower Dam will help address the shortage of power and also increase the nation capacity to 1000MW.
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Construction of 570 Dams to Improve Agriculture in Ghana
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announce the construction of 570 dams and 15 warehouses in the Ghanaian northern region. The dams are to aid agricultural development. The construction is also in line with the NPP Governments manifesto to improve community-owned and … Read More
Plans are underway for the construction of two Dam in Kenya.
The Construction of Elgeyo-Marakwet dam is set to kick-off in kenya. The project which is worth Sh63 billion will also help create more development in nation. Meanwhile for the past two weeks, seventeen engineers from europe has been camping … Read More
KenGen new hydroplant will supply power at cheaper rate.
KenGen the power producing company is progressing to build a 67 megawatt (MW) hydropower plant on Tana River. The plan started after 6 yeasr study of the dam.
Most of all the budgeted price of electricity from this firm is Sh10
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