Ethiopia has decided to ban all flights over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) for security reasons. “All flights have been banned to secure the dam,” the director-general of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, Wesenyeleh Hunegnaw told a private news agency. He did not give more details regarding the factors that weighed in behind this decision
In a speech to Parliament later, Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde said: “This year will be a year where the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will start generating power with the two turbines.”
She also said work was under way to enable a second filling of the giant hydropower dam within the next 12 months.
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