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ETV News - Ethiopia to build Grand Dam on Abay in defiance of Egypt


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Posted: by [43a0bdb2] Who is this(2014-08-04 06:07)
Welove ethiopia
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Posted: by [3cd94421] Who is this(2013-11-27 08:45)
favorable com
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Posted: by [16bd8a8d] Who is this(2013-07-21 12:42)
I am Eritrean. if I have to talk about this dam is going to help every country in that region. those who are against this project are simply they don't get it. it is god sin for all African caoutyies
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Posted: by [05c64816] Who is this(2013-07-10 17:00)
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Posted: by [4d92285d] Who is this(2013-06-10 12:33)
i didn't buy the bond so far and i wanna buy it right now .i am so energized now.i cant sleep her while this ignorane and uneducated egyptian are undermining us.the dam will never affect them and they don't wanna accept the international report.they wana us to be undeveloped,poor.but this time is for ethiopia.ethiopia rising.i have been against this goverment.but now i am very touched and energezed.i am not gonna see from out side while my country is treatedf unfair from out side force.i love my country and but the bond and help as much as i can to move this country for ward.look at how the oppostions in egypt agrivated on issue of nile.we have to learn from them.i don't give any dam shit for oposition politician.this is a time to be united and work to develope our nations.forget about the politics and work tegether and also buy the bond.i decided to buy now 25,000.00 bond.God is with ETHIOPIA
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Posted: by [8364d0e5] Who is this(2012-04-05 18:36)
I am Italian my name is Alessandro Ciarlo
I came to GERDP two years ago in a helicopter because there were no roads
I was the first to touch the ground with my foot this project
I live and work here with my Ethiopian brothers.
I think you need to know to speak, and unless you know you should be quiet
If you do not believe that this project exists then come here and we will accommodate you see it with your eyes.
Do not give power to ignorance because this will kill your intelligence.
Very easy to understand.
You were lucky enough to have a president like Meles
is the only politician to develop your country
If this is not true then I want a name of an Ethiopian politician who has done something for this country, please write the name:

If you do not know the name of a politician who has contributed to the development of this nation
So come with us here in the sun at 50 degrees, come to work for your country
under extreme conditions because we are building the future of your children, but I do not see you here by my side, I only see your Ethiopian brothers who do not speak of things that do not know but they also work for you.
Have respect for those who are giving their lives.
I am here.
Ciao.
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Posted: by [296331f1] Who is this(2012-02-09 14:17)
screw you. !
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Posted: by [96bbfde7] Who is this(2012-01-26 13:08)
i i'm rely proude of by PM MELESE ZENAWYE RELY HECHAG OUR PICHER..... WE R WIN BEFOR ... TO DAY ALSO WE WILL WIN 2GATHER. God SAVE ETHIOPIA. WE LOVE U ETHIOPA!!!!
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Posted: by [96bbfde7] Who is this(2012-01-26 13:02)
ejeg dese yelale balenebet selhager tekus zena betrat mesmatachen
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Posted: by [da2e4793] Who is this(2012-01-24 02:18)
Ethiopia needs to develop the towns and villages outside Mogadishu. I noticed no signs of infrastructure beyond the city limits of the capital. I was wondering whether Chinese engineers are planning to assist in building the damn. They are doing so much engineering and building in Cental Africa (Angiola, Zambia etc)
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Posted: by commenter (2011-09-01 01:09)
MAY GOD BE WITH ALL ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE AND COUNTERY.
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Posted: by commenter (2011-04-30 03:55)
Ethiopia will build the Millennium Dam it is for mutual benefit of not only the opposition and the ruling party but also Ethiopia and Egypt.you oppositions why don't u have at least a little bit concern about your country it is your country whether it is done or not.
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Posted: by commenter (2011-04-29 03:40)
keep on , it i best...............
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Posted: by commenter (2011-04-01 21:24)
i really proud of ethiopia and i know we will do it
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Posted: by commenter (2011-04-01 07:50)
We will do it!! Ready to give my money for this!!!
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Posted: by commenter (2011-04-01 04:36)
Ethiopia Offers Olive Branch in Nile Water Sharing Dispute
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source: http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/Ethiopia-Offers-Olive-Branch-in-Nile-Water-Sharing-Dispute-119003069.html

Ethiopia is offering Egypt and Sudan an olive branch in their bitter dispute over sharing the waters of the Nile River. The offer includes possible joint ownership of a huge Ethiopian hydropower project that Egypt has tried to block.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi launched a furious attack Friday on powerful interests seeking to prevent construction of a 5,200-megawatt dam on the Blue Nile, in the highlands along the Sudanese border.

Meles says the massive project would allow Ethiopia to earn precious foreign exchange from electricity exports. But traditional funding sources have dried up, largely due to opposition from environmentalists, as well as from Egypt, which depends almost totally on the Nile for its water supply.

Speaking to the opening session of an international hydropower conference, Meles vowed the $4.8-billion project would go ahead, even if impoverished Ethiopia has to pay the tab itself.

“We are so convinced of the justice of our cause, so sure of the strength of our arguments, so convinced of the role of our hydropower projects in eliminating poverty in our country that we will use every ounce of our strength, every dime of money that we can save to complete our program,” Meles said.

The Ethiopian leader blasted donors and lending agencies that have withheld support for the project, calling their action unjust.

“We need the support of all our partners to build the dam as our savings are inadequate,” Meles added. “If our partners are deterred from doing so because of the noisy campaign of environmental extremists and some politicians with old-fashioned ideas, they will in effect be condemning millions of Africans to poverty. That cannot be just. That cannot be fair.”

In comments to reporters after his speech, the Ethiopian leader held out hope that the post-Mubarak administration in Cairo might soften Egypt’s longstanding opposition to upstream use of Nile water.

“I am still hopeful that the current government in Egypt will recognize that this project has nothing but benefits to Egypt,” said Meles. “Nothing. I believe the Sudanese understand this has nothing but benefits to them.”

Meles said a change of heart by Cairo’s new leaders could open the way for cooperative agreements, including a deal that would give Egypt partial ownership of the dam.
“If there is a reconsideration, there will be time to consider many issues, including possibly joint ownership of the project itself. We are open to such ideas," said Meles.

Egypt’s ambassador to Ethiopia Tariq Ghuneim told VOA his country is open to negotiations to reach an amicable solution to the Nile water dispute. He said he could not comment on Meles’s proposal because he had not seen details, but said any agreement would be a “win-win” for all.

Ethiopian officials were vague on when construction of the so-called Great Millennium Dam would begin, saying only it would be ‘soon’, and would be completed in less than four years from the start date. They say it would create a reservoir of water twice as large as Lake Tana, landlocked Ethiopia’s largest body of water, but would not displace any people because it would be contained in the existing river gorge.

The Horn of Africa nation is hoping to increase its electricity generation capacity to 15,000 megawatts within 10 years. The World Bank says Ethiopia has the second greatest hydropower potential in Africa, after the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This man is crazy. He is now selling the nile to Egypt!!!!
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Posted: by commenter (2011-04-01 02:17)
who is the contractor ? is it italy mafia company
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Posted: by commenter (2011-04-01 01:05)
politics is BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
let's put our difference a side and builled our country.
we can do this.
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 17:15)
It is one of the best news viva Ethiopia
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 14:45)
Let´s do history!
By helping the Gov. for this project. After all it is for us not for meles or for somebody else:
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 14:24)
that is really cool man. we probably don't have any electric problem anymore!!!!!!!!!! good job prime minister melese zenawi WE LOVE YOU
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 13:03)
I dont like TPLF politics but I SUPPORT any effort to use our NILE for irrigation or Dam. This effort should be supported!
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 11:54)
This is really a smart move like Dutch brewer Heineken which won the bid for Bedele and Harar breweries!
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 11:06)
what a great news!! hey yoo..all of us. let's maked happen. god bless ethiopia!!!
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 10:54)
yes yes yes great!!!!!!! we will
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 09:59)
please help the project to the benefit of our poor people. Let's make history
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 09:56)
Regardless of your political believes one should not deny the benefit of Ethiopia having a dam in the long run.
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 09:33)
To all pro-meles and opposition figures. This is the right time to support the project to the benefit of mother ETHIOPIA. We have to defend our country
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 09:19)
በታም መልካም ደስ የሚል ነገር ነው በርቶ..........
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 08:30)
It is actually one of the best things TPLF did for our country so far. I am glad to oppose Meles's undemocratic stance, but I am also glad to support him in his development plan for our country. I sure hope Meles is now going after history than anything perishable in this life. I will also happily help by buying the bond and anything else I can do. Bravo Ethiopia!
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 08:12)
Please give us detail information about the bond. I ready to buy
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 06:53)
i don't like meles and his politics, but when it comes to this i'll contribute with $10000.
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 05:50)
Hahahahahahha...KKKKKKKKKKKKK....Werengnoch..Hul gize Yemaychebet werie Endawerachu Difin 20years. You told us you built Gibe I and II and III (not finished) but we still live in shifting electricity system. Gibe II were damaged just after a month since its inuagration. I can't beleive your talk any more. I am hopeless. It seemed me you are designed to take your last chance of corruption. Leba hula..
But I beleive in our development and use of our resources But I have no confidence and belief that Ethiopia and Ethiopian will develop under Woyane's regime. Woyane is A Talk and lie Factory.
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 05:42)
Ethiopia is at a juncture of NO RETURN....This could be the rise of ethiopia If we don't blink and miss it..keep an eye on all the infeltrators...
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 05:42)
Ante who said" I happy for this project....I will contribute 1,000,000 ETB+two of my scania tracks for this project"
Wushetam enquan yan yakil litset Yikrina 1 Birr Ekis Yelehim. Achewerwari...wushetam
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 04:51)
I happy for this project....I will contribute 1,000,000 ETB+two of my scania tracks for this project....long live Ethiopia!
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 03:18)
Opposition - you better forget about leading me ... rather watch your back becos I will be hurting you everywhere you go
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 01:22)
me too i will take action from this time on wards on any oppsition party who tries to stop us from obtaining our goals. i will kill them from today if they speak any thing about this dam project.
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-31 00:49)
THE OPPOSITION I HATE TO SAY THIS BUT, IT IS OVER FOR YOU GUYS. MELESE JUST USED THE WILD CARD TO WIN THE GAME. NOW I WILL DRAW MY GUN SERIOUSLY WHO EVER COMES BETWEEN THIS DEVELOPMENT AND THAT INCLUDES DR. BERHNU, ELIAS KIFLE...ETC. I WILL VOLUNTEER TO TAKE OUT ALL OPPOSITION.
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 23:03)
ALL COMMENTS ARE MADE BY ONE WOYANE SUPPPRTER LOL.....
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 23:01)
ጸብ አናፋሹ ርዕስ መለብ ላይ ናኝቷል ዛሬ:: ግብጽን ተጋፍታ መረብ ልትሰራ አቀደች... ግብጽን ምን አመጣት ከዚህ ዜና ላይ::
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 22:56)
Thumbs up!
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 22:23)
We don't need their damn money, we'll buy the damn bond!!!
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 21:29)
bravo ethiopia !!!!
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 21:07)
መለስ ሰልጣን ለምናይለቅም አባይን ገድብ ተቃዋሚ መንግስት ይሰራል. መለስ ለባው አሁን ደግሞ ገንዘብ ላኩ ማለት ጀመርከ? ደሞ ለግብጥ እለክተሪክ ልሸጥ ነው ተላለሕ መለስ ለባው.
መለስ ሰልጣን ለምናይለቅም አባይን ገድብ ተቃዋሚ መንግስት ይሰራል. መለስ ለባው አሁን ደግሞ ገንዘብ ላኩ ማለት ጀመርከ? ደሞ ለግብጥ እለክተሪክ ልሸጥ ነው ተላለሕ መለስ ለባው.
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 20:53)
me to i buy
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 20:47)
Now, It's time to be in the right side of history. WOYANE, you win my heart and my logical reasoning evenif I hate you.
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 20:13)
LONG LIVE ETHIOPIA!!!
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 20:09)
I see a big light at the end of the tunnel. I will go for it. This is not dream. It is a reality. EPRDF 's action speakes louder. You see it and you believe it period!!!!!
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 19:59)
Great i am too happy in this project
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 18:14)
Please ETV tell us where to buy this Bond! i don't agree with EPRDF but i'll support this development. please every body if you love your country help this project! Weyane will go 1 day but this dam will stay forever.
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 17:35)
I'm also a buyer, at least $20,000. Thanks everyone for this initiative.
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 17:10)
I am ready for $20000 bond! Great Job!!
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 17:00)
what a plan.I would at least buy a five thousand dollar bond.ETV please post where to buy the bond for those who are living outside ethiopia.
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 16:54)
I hate woanne but this time they beat me. lebaw meles you know which button to press. I guess i will contribute dollar for this. mechachal lebaw i think you posted great video today.congratss!!! but I hate u.
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 16:45)
NO more! Abay Abay bilo zefen the right time to stand for the development.
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 16:02)
Although I do not support the current government, I think this is above and beyond my political view. This is about being patriotic. I love my country enough to do this.
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 16:00)
GO for it...it's all ours! I'm buying that damn bonda right now. This is one thing all Ethiopians can agree on!!
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 15:19)
What a great news! We are with you! Keep go on!
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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 15:00)
Very good news for emiye Ethiopia if it is not one of the techniques the woyane regime uses to divert the attention of the people (from Middle East and Libya)!!!

Hopefully Woyane will not be there during the inauguration of the Great Abay dam!

God Bless Ethiopia!

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Posted: by commenter (2011-03-30 14:54)
Bravoooo Ethiopia! go go forward

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Ethiopia will build a new hydropower plant in the Nile River basin that will generate 5,250 megawatts of electricity, Water and Energy Minister Alemayehu Tegenu said./nThe facility, known as the Grand Millennium Dam of Ethiopia, will be built at a cost of 80 billion birr ($4.76 billion), Alemayehu told reporters today in Addis Ababa, the capital. The plant will be situated in the Benishangul-Gumuz region near the border with Sudan, he said./nThe project will be funded by Ethiopia, partly through the sale of government bonds, and the Horn of Africa nation’s international partners, Alemayehu said./n“The Ethiopian government is ready and determined to complete the project with or without foreign grants or loans,” he said. No further details on financing or who will build the plant were provided./nEthiopia has the second-largest hydropower potential in Africa, after the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the World Bank. The country plans to increase its electricity capacity fivefold to 10,000 megawatts over the next five years, Alemayehu said./nSome of the power produced by the plant will be exported to neighboring Sudan and Egypt, he said. Last month, Burundi became the sixth nation to sign an agreement on usage of water from the Nile River, enabling ratification of an accord that may strip Egypt of its veto power over projects that tap the world’s longest river./nEgypt and Sudan will benefit more from irrigation from the reservoir than Ethiopia, according to Alemayehu./n“The dam will doubtlessly benefit all the riparian countries involved, with disadvantage to none,” he said./nEgypt has not been consulted on the project, Egyptian Embassy spokesman Mostafa Ahmady said in an interview today from Addis Ababa.


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