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Ethiopia completed third filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam 

Water from the Ethiopian Dam is now flowing from the top of 600 meters in the middle part of the dam 

Ethiopian Dam third filling completed
Water seen flowing on top of the middle part of the dam which stands now at 600 meters and from the bottom outlets from the left flank on August 12,2022 ( Photo credit : EBC)


A day after power generation from the second turbine of Ethiopia’s mega dam project  – The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – was announced, the government on Friday officially announced that the third filling of the dam is completed. 

The middle part of the dam has now reached 600 meters above sea level and water is flowing to the lower riparian countries on top of it. 

Last year, the height for that part of the dam was 575 meters when Ethiopia completed the second filling of the dam. 

Filling the dam has been planned to take place in the rainy months of June, July and August. Due to the heavy rain Ethiopia received this year, the third filling is completed early – without affecting the water shares of lower riparian countries. 

There are views that floor problems that Sudan experienced this year could have been worse had it not been for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Ethiopia has been arguing throughout the negotiation process, with Egypt and Sudan , that the dam has benefits for the lower riparian countries. 

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian President Sahle Work Zewde and Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, among others, were on the ceremony in Guba, Benishangul region of Ethiopia where the dam is being constructed. 

Abiy Ahmed spoke with passion regarding the economic potential of the dam when it is completed. Over 70 islands will be formed because of the dam ; forty of them have over ten hectares of land, some have from 800 to 2000 meters of hectares and the smallest ones will be five hectares of land. 

He also talked about the potential the dam has for fishing activities. 

“Abay [blue nile] is not our work. It is a gift of God that we are given to use it properly,” he said, as reported by the Ethiopian News Agency. 

The Prime Minister added that if Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan properly utilize their opportunity to use the water for free, it is possible to undertake works that benefit even other African brotherly and sisterly countries. 

Ethiopian President Sahle Work Zewde said the dam is the image of the winning Ethiopia. It demonstrates the “We can” Ethiopian spirit, she added. 

Negotiation over the GERD between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan has been stalled for a long time now. 

Egypt was threatening to take action if Ethiopia completes filling unilaterally.  However, Ethiopia was arguing the memorandum of understanding signed between the three countries in 2015 does not restrict Ethiopia not to fill the dam while the dam construction continues. 

Egypt has been implicated in wagging a proxy war against Ethiopia by financing and arming radical ethnic nationalists groups. 

Currently, the dam is said to be 83 percent completed. The project manager has announced that the dam will be completed in the next two and half years. 

Yesterday, the second turbine of the dam was inaugurated.  It is generating 375 MW of power.  


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  1. Extra! Extra! Read all about it! This is hot off the press! Breaking news! Anti bigots taskforce commander Roget Rabbit just announced a spree of suicide by anti those black folks in the old country that started in Minnesota then spreading to LA, Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and their other rabbit holes. They are very upset to the point sheer madness by the completing of the 3rd filling of the dam and the start of electricity generation by the 2nd turbine with reducing the flow of water even a cup all the way to Mediterranean Sea. They failed in their evil effort to yank away a territory to make it their personal fiefdom and they failed miserably to stop the 3rd filling and anymore generation by any turbine. That is even though the great patriot and brother Obbo Dr. Seleshi bin Bekele had told them the fact that whenever a rushing water hits a turbine it generates electricity. Hey bigots who get high by spewing around venomous pejoratives Oromumma this Fano or Woyane that! You are so dumb, aren’t you?

  2. እንኳን ደስ ያለን! ሞት ለባንዳዎች – የኢትዮጵያን ባንዲራ እያውለበለቡ መቃብሯን ለሚቆፍሩት!

    1). Ethiopian Lives Matter: youtu.be/WSdYyYqsljw?t=1 Do you see the poverty that Egypt & its White Supremacist West [WSW] masters don’t care about? A ‘Binding Nile Treaty,’ my ass! Why would Ethiopia commit to a promise it can’t keep? See why:

    2). Nile Water Mafia [Egypt & Sudan]: Ethiopia’s Nile Water Quota [NWQ] is 0% BUT Ethiopia contributes ≥ 86% to the Nile [Abbay, Baro, Akobo, Tekezze]! Egypt & Sudan contribute 0% to Nile BUT dictate 100% of NWQ. Why should Ethiopia sign up for that?

    3). Egypt’s “GERD is the largest in Africa” Disinformation Campaign: Egypt’s Lake Nasser (LN) [alias Aswan High Dam (AHD)] is ≈169 billion cubic meters (bcm) vis-à-vis GERD ≈74 bcm. So, LN/AHD is ≈2.3 times larger than the GERD. Despicable liars!

    4). Egypt’s Toshka Project: Toshka is a 600,000-acre [242,811 hectare] desert turned in to farmland. The Mubarak Pumping Station at LN/AHD pumps ≈1.2 million cubic meters PER HOUR from LN in to Toshka. Egypt expects to harvest ≈500,000 tons of wheat.

    5). Egypt’s El-Salam Canal Project: It turns 208,000 acres [≈84,175 hectares] of SINAI DESERT in to farmland with ≈12 bcm of Nile water that empties in to the Mediterranean.

    6). Egypt’s New Diplomatic Capital: New city built in the desert [≈30 km east of Cairo] for 6.5 million people. So, Egypt needs water in addition to Cairo [≈ 21 million people].

    7). Egypt’s Unrelenting Economic Warfare: Egypt is derailing Ethiopia’s power export. (i). Sudan: Egypt has connected its 100-300 MW grid with Sudan’s in April 2020; (ii). Tanzania: Egypt-Tanzania 2.12 GW Nyrere Dam; (iii). Uganda: 4MW solar plant…

    8). The WSW’s Rap Sheet: Egypt’s WSW masters are the Architects of Racism, Slavery, Colonialism, and Injustice for the Black Race. Had the WSW cared an iota about Blacks, why do Blacks flood the West’s streets CRYING “Black Lives Matter”? So why do Bandas want us to hand Ethiopia over to the WSW & its Dogs? To watch us CRY “Black Lives Matter!”? Abunè Petros & Menelik-II will turn in their graves! Death to Bandas!


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