Residents of Various Cities Participate in Road Race to Reaffirm Their Support for GERD

Addis Ababa: Inhabitants of various cities in Oromia region have today participated in a road running to reaffirm their support for the successful completion of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

A five-kilometer road race has come at a time when the 13th year laying of the foundation of the renaissance dam will be commemorated at the end of this month under the theme: 'Together We Made It Possible.'

The construction of Grand Renaissance Dam has reached 95 percent, the Office of National Coordination for the Construction of the Dam disclosed.

The dam with its 13th year laying of the foundation is being celebrated in various events including road race, panel discussion, fundraising campaigns and other activities.

Today, thousands of residents in five towns of Oromia region have participated in a road running to display their support for the dam, it was learned.

Speaking to ENA, the participants of the race said they have also contributed a lot in terms of financial support through bond purchases and gifts since the beginning of the dam construction.

The construction of the GERD which commenced in 2011 is now near completion, it was indicated.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency