The New York Tristate Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) support and advocacy group launched yesterday.
Ethiopia’s Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Dr. Seleshi Bekele, attended the launch of the group which consists of community and civil society leaders, academics and professionals.
According to the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, construction of GERD has reached 78.3% and it is expected to be completed up to 82% until the upcoming rainy season.
The dam is set to be operational by 2023 as per the reschedule.
GERD is a hydroelectric dam project that is being built in Ethiopia to ensure the country’s energy security, reduce poverty and meet the needs of its people.