Ethiopian Public Raises $17.7 Mn for GERD in a Year - News Summed Up

Ethiopian Public Raises $17.7 Mn for GERD in a Year


The Ethiopian public has raised over $17.7 million (605 million birr) for the continuation of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile in a year. Out of the total of 605 million birr, 79 million was collected in the month of April alone, the Office of the National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation to the Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) disclosed. The Office of the National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation to GERD plans to collect 1.2 billion birr in the Ethiopian budget year which starts in July. Since the construction of the GERD commenced, 13.54 billion birr has been collected from the public for the project. The construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is 73.7 percent complete, and Ethiopia plans to start filling in July 2020.


Source: Ethiopian News June 02, 2020 09:44 UTC



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