Ethiopian Rib Dam Finally Completed

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The construction of Ethiopia’s Rib Dam is finally complete. The US$160m dam, which had faced a 5-year delay has a 234 million cubic meters in water conservation ability.

According to Ethiopian Construction Works business enterprise (ECWC); the company in charge of the project, challenges occurred several times that led to the delay of the dam’s completion which was supposed to be finished and delivered within four years’ time.

Some of the challenges faced during construction included design changes and a shortage of required substances, Assignment Manager Feleke Kidane said. They also faced delays in relocation and problems as far as human useful resource is concerned.

Presently, the water is raised to 1,928m above sea level. This enables the dam to reserve 141m cubic metres of water. The contractor of the task ECWC is in charge of the construction and preserving roads, bridges, highways, dams, and infrastructure. Kesem dam and irrigation, Gidabo dam, Megech dam and Tendaho clean water supply are some of the major projects executed by the contractor.

Inauguration of the Rib dam will take place next month.