The provision of adequate infrastructure, along with macroeconomic stability and a long-term development strategy, is considered one of the necessary conditions for sustainable economic and social development. This fact is not lost on East African countries, where many high value projects are under construction, according to professional services firm, Deloitte
1. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
[box] Grand Renaissance Dam[/box]
The hydro-electric project is located at Benishangul region of the country and is valued at more than Sh410 billion. When completed, the project is expected to produce over 6,000MW of power daily and will be the largest in Africa and seventh largest in the World. On a yearly basis, the plant will add about 16,153GW (gigawatts) to the national grid.
2. Koysha Hydroelectric Dam
[box] Koysha Hydroelectric Dam[/box]
Located in the south west of Ethiopia, the project being undertake at a cost of more than Sh280 billion will produce an estimated 2,160MW of power upon completion. Yearly, the project will add 6,460GW to the national grid. The dam will take water from Omo river and will be the second largest in Ethiopia.
4. Awash-Woldia-Hara Gabeya Rail Project
[box] Awash-Woldia-Hara Gabeya Rail Project[/box]
The 400km long railway project connects the cities of Awash and Woldia in Ethiopia. The project is estimated at Sh170 billion. The project was started in February 2015 and was expected to be completed by end of last year but delayed.
8. Mieso-Dire Dawa-Dewelle Railway Line
The railway line in Ethiopia is being constructed at an estimated cost of Sh120 billion. The approximately 759 kilometres long railroad will connect Djibouti and Ethiopia.
The project is owned by both Ethiopia and Djibouti and will host 41 locomotives once completed. The project was expected to be completed by October 2015 but delays have extended the timeline. The project will open Ethiopia’s access to the sea port of Djibouti as it is landlocked.
First Published by Media Max