Ethiopia appoints new project manager for the GERD

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Ethiopia has appointed Kifle Horo as the new general manager of the country’s hydro-dam on the Nile – the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), worth $4.8 billion.

The engineer was given the assignment after the tragic death of the former GERD Project Manager Simegnew Bekele. Bekele was the prominent face of the GERD project, which upon completion is set to be the biggest hydro-electric facility in Africa.

It is to be recalled that Eng. Efrem Weldekidan had been leading the construction of the Dam following the death of Eng. Simegnew Bekele who served as project manager.

Eng. Efrem Weldekidan and Fikadu Kebede will serve as deputy project managers.


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