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Ethiopia to establish new dam in Amhara region

Ethiopia has announced that it will establish a new dam, with a capacity to store 55 million cubic meters of water, amid an escalating dispute with Egypt and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

The country’s Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Seleshi Bekele, and the Head of the Amhara Regional State, Agegnehu Teshager, lay the foundation stone for the new Agma dam, on Saturday.

The dam, which is located in the country’s northern Amhara region and is set to cost about $125m, will be 45 metres high and 371 metres long, Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation reported. It added that a total of 7,000 hectares of land will be reclaimed as part of the project.

The dam’s construction will be implemented by the China Civil Engineering Corporation (CCEC), in cooperation with a number of local companies. Located on the Agma River in the Blue Nile Basin, the project is scheduled to be completed within three years.

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