Renaissance Dam expected to start pre-generation work in August 2014
The Metal and Engineering Corporation said on Wednesday the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is expected to start pre-generation work in August 2014.
Director General of the Metal and Engineering Corporation Brigadier General Kinfe Dagnew while presenting the nine-month report of the corporation to the Industrial Affairs Standing Committee of the House of People’s Representatives said that the Renaissance Dam Construction is well in progress in line with its schedule. (ERTA)
Installation of Ethio-Kenya power transmission line to be launched
Installation of the Ethio-Kenya power transmission line is to be launched, Ministry of Water and Energy has disclosed.
A workshop aimed at informing stakeholders on joint undertakings during implementation of the project went underway on Tuesday in Addis Ababa. Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Water and Energy, Alemayehu Tegenu said installation of the two thousand megawatt power transmission line would be launched shortly. He said the project would contribute greatly to infrastructural development and economic development in the Horn of Africa region.
AfDB country representative, Lamin Baro in his part said on its completion in 2016, the project would supply clean electric energy to 870 thousand Kenyans at reasonable price.
The construction of the 1,200km long power transmission line is said to cost $1,262,000.(ERTA)
The 6th ICT-Exhibition, Bazaar & Conference coming up
Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) has announced that it is organizing the 6th ICT-Exhibition; Bazaar & Conference. The Exhibition is organized as part of the government’s effort to promote ICT. And it is intended to increase the level of ICT awareness at the grass root level, and promote its implications to national growth. Furthermore, it is expected to bring multi-stakeholders together to share knowledge, experiences and encourage partnerships. And the exhibition will be held at the Addis Ababa Exhibition Center from June 06 to June 10, 2013. (MCIT)
Africa celebrates 50th anniversary of the OAU
The year 2013 marks the 50th anniversary celebration of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). It will also be a little more than a decade since the formation of the African Union, which seeks to promote “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena”. Consequently, the Heads of State declared the year 2013 the Year of Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance.