More than 1 billion birr has been secured to support the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) from various segments of society in nine months of current fiscal year, Office of National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation on the Construction of GERD disclosed.
Deputy Director of the Office, Fikrte Tamir told ENA that more than 1 billion birr secured from the planned 1.5 billion birr during the nine months of current fiscal year.
Ethiopians residing abroad and at home have contributed more than 1.1 billion birr through bond sale, 8100A short message among others during the stated period.
Stating that the construction of the dam is well underway, she stressed the participation of the general public has to be intensified to realize the dam.
Ethiopians at home and abroad have raised more than 18 billion birr for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) since the nation laid the cornerstone of the construction of the dam.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency