The Ethiopian Amhara Media Agency announced, on its official Facebook page, today, Saturday, a new Ethiopian dam project called “Agma-Shasha.”
Ethiopian officials laid the foundation stone for the new dam, at a cost of $ 125 million, and its storage capacity is 55 million cubic meters.
This dam is located on a small river in the Blue Nile Basin (Agma River) in the state of Amhara at an altitude of 2,800 meters above sea level, a height of 45 meters and a length of 372 meters.
The dam is scheduled to take about 3 years to be built and will be implemented by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCEC) in cooperation with the Ethiopian company, Amhara Water Works.
In an interview with RT, the water expert, Abbas Sharaqi, said that the “Agma-Shasha” dam is one of the small dams that do not affect the flow of water to Egypt and Sudan and do not pose dangers to the downstream countries.
This development comes in light of the major disagreements between Ethiopia and its neighbors, especially Egypt, over the Renaissance Dam.