It also goes against the consent and wishes of Ethiopia and the Sudan; it negatively affects the sustainable cooperation between the Parties; undermines the ample opportunity for technical dialogue between the three countries; and disrupts the positive spirit of cooperation,” it said in a statement.
Engineer Kifle Horo, Project Manager of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, told the participants about the progress of the project and said the construction of the dam has now reached over 68.5% completion status.
Works on the two turbines that could begin producing electricity in 2020 is nearing completion, the manager said.
Office of the National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation on GERD collected 970 million birr for the construction of dam from the sale of bonds and through different fund raising programs last Ethiopian fiscal year.
Ethiopia recently announced plan to finalize GERD project in 2023. At the end of the works, it will be the largest dam in Africa with a total installed power of 6,450 MW.