Ethiopia to build new irrigation dam

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The Ethiopian Irrigation Development Commission has signed a $76 million deal to build a new irrigation, The New Khalij reported.

The multi-million dollar contract was awarded to three contractors: Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation, Sur Construction plc, and Afar Water Works Construction Enterprise. The project which also consist of an irrigation development facility will have the capacity to develop 10,000 hectares of land. It will be built in the Tigray region, according to Ethiopian local media. More than 20,000 local farmers are expected to benefit from the project.

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The new dam, 57-metre in height and 2.54 kilometers in length is expected to be completed within four years.

Ethiopia has at least 25 dams mostly along the Nile Basin for multiple use.

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