The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project Manager, Mr Simegnew Bekele, during an inspection tour of the 40km development at the border with Sudan on March 31, 2015. The dam is expected to begin power generation this year. PHOTO | AFP
The dam that is going to be the biggest hydroelectric dam in Africa and tenth in the world, has been facing strong opposition from Egypt.
A week ago, Egypt signed a tripartite agreement bringing aboard Sudan. Among the ten points agreed on, Ethiopia can use the dam for power generation and export to Egypt.
GERD will have a total hydroelectric power generation capacity of 6,000 megawatts.