TVET Bureau raises GERD fund

19 Mar 2017

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.”

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. 

 

BY ALAZAR SHIFERAW

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