Ethiopia: GERD contributing to technology transfer

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The effective partnership between Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) and Salini Impregilo  has enabled  the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) boost installed generation, said Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen.

The  upgrading works made on generators raised the 5,200 MW initial capacity  to 6, 000 MW first and most recently to 6,450 MW proving the successful knowledge and technology transfer as a result of the flagship project.

The deputy premier who is  also  Chairperson of the National Council for the Coordination of_Public Participation on the Construction of the Grand_Renaissance Dam (GERD) was speaking to the Ethiopian Press Agency recently.

The achievement is a filmy witness as METEC and other local firms can undertake mega projects with own capacity in the future, he noted.

The nation is committed to build the capacities of local firms in various ways including drawing time-tested experiences from  internationally acclaimed companies,according to him.

Regarding GERD public participation,  Demeke indicated that  the all-round support  is growing from time to time owing to the visible progress of the Dam construction.

Appreciating the active  participation, the move would continue home and abroad until the completion of the grand project. “Efforts are also underway to  seek funds through various schemes.”

“Due attention has also been given to replicate the active participation of our  citizens living in the Middle East to other parts of the world,’’ he added.

The Council has been  mobilizing  the public  actively for the protection of environment aiming at reducing possible sedimentation.

the active participation of our  citizens living in the Middle East to other parts of the world,’’ he added.

The Council has been  mobilizing  the public  actively for the protection of environment aiming at reducing possible sedimentation.

©Alleastafrica and The Ethiopian Herald

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