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Ethiopia: Tvet Bureau Raises GERD Fund – AllAfrica.com

The Addis Ababa City Technical and Vocational Education Training Bureau said it has continued its all -round support to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) construction.

The Bureau pointed out that it has met 50% of its plan of collecting 6.3 million Birr.

Speaking at a fund raising program organized in connection with GERD 6th commencement anniversary yesterday, Deputy Bureau Head Andualem Zewudie said: “We have been working aggressively to raise fund to the Dam.”

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He added that as part of its plan, the Bureau held recurring consultative meetings with public and private training colleges to urge them purchase GERD bonds.

He further said: “We have to raise our mass mobilizing efforts than ever. Besides, we are expected to produce skilled personals who can contribute to GERD construction.

Currently, GERD construction has reached over 60 %.

Ethiopia has over 45,000 MW of hydro-power potential, plus huge resources of solar, wind and geothermal energy to tap.

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