GERD Instrumental to Nation’s Growth, Prosperity: Ambassador Sileshi

Addis Ababa: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a flagship hydro power project, will be instrumental to ensure the growth and prosperity of the nation, Ethiopian Ambassador to USA Sileshi Bekele said. The 13th year of the foundation of the Grand Renaissance Dam was marked at the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, D.C under the theme: 'Together We Made It Possible.' Religious fathers, scholars, leaders of various organizations and those who have contributions to GERD and members of the diaspora attended the event. During the occasion, Ethiopian Ambassador to the USA Sileshi Bekele noted that the GERD is a special project which is being built by the collective contributions of all citizens.GERD would stimulate the economy of the country, he said, adding that the mega project will be vital to ensure the growth and prosperity of the nation. Praising members of the diaspora who have been generously contributing resources, money, knowledge and time to the project since its inception, Ambassador Sileshi f urther expressed his hope that such efforts will continue until the completion of the dam. The construction of the dam which commenced in 2011, is nearing completion Source: Ethiopian News Agency