A 3,000-hectare irrigation project built by China’s Jiangxi Water and Hydropower Construction is expected to be commissioned in October, an Ethiopian official said Friday [16 June 2017]. The statement by Bizuneh Tolcha, Director of Public Relations and Communications Directorate at the Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE), said the project costs 55 million U.S. dollars…Full Article: Xinhua June 2017

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  • The irrigation project will be constructed near Lake Tana in South Gondar Zone, Amhara Region. Ethiopia.

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  • In 1984, the China National Complete Plant Import and Export Corporation signed an agreement to construct the Hare River irrigation project in Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia. However, due to extensive delays, the irrigation project was completed in 1996 by Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation.
  • In December 1970, China and Ethiopia established diplomatic relations.

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