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South Korea finances Ethiopia-Sudan power project


June 3, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) – The South Korean government has approved Ethiopia a soft loan amounting $80 million to support part of the Ethiopia-Sudan electric power transmission line construction and expansion project.

According to the state utility, Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo), the loan agreement is expected to be signed by a Korean government representative and the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

Misikir Negash, corporate communications head at the EEPCo told a local news paper, the reporter that the electric power transmission line stretches from Debremarkos-Gebreguracha-Sululuta.

The transmission line which is an expansion of the Beles-Bahir Dar-Sululta transmission line is 212 kilometers long with a carrying capacity of 400 KV.

Earlier this year, Addis Ababa announced the completion of a World Bank-funded $41 million dollar Ethiopia-Sudan power transmission line project that will connect the power grids of the two east African neighbours.

The completed interconnector stretches between the Ethiopian towns of Bahir-Dar and Metema and connects with a transmission line in Sudanese border town of Gedaref allowing Khartoum to import an initial 100MW of electricity.

Ethiopia currently exports 35MW of electricity to Djibouti for a return of $1.5 million per month.

The Ethiopia-Sudan Transmission Line Project is part of Ethiopia’s plan to interconnect nation with East Africa through renewable and clean electric power.


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  • 4 June 2012 06:31, by SEE ME

    Good news and good start for Africans to use all resources of RENEWABLE ENERGY.

    • 4 June 2012 10:00, by talentboy2

      SEE ME,
      Good news and good start for ARAB ROOTED and Africans to use all resources of RENEWABLE ENERGY. Than later Sudan will train Eritreans terrorists to blow it up.

  • 4 June 2012 07:15, by SEE ME

    When will SOUTH SUDAN open their minds and implement the "Jonglei canal project".

    The swampy and unhealthy land will be changed to new productive land (ASK FRANCE about the details of the project)

    SOUTH SUDAN will be the richest African country in production of rice.

    • 6 June 2012 06:53, by zulu

      We are not the people of the 70s. We are educated all over the world and do understand the floating vegetation island or mat ib the swamp coverubg one of the world’s largest wetlands and the largest freshwater wetland in the Nile basin.

      • 6 June 2012 06:56, by zulu

        con..Hydrologically the Sudd plays an important role in storing floodwaters and trapping sediments from the Bahr al Jabal. Roughly 55 percent of water entering the area is lost to evaporation.[4] Water levels fluctuate up to 1.5 meters, depending on the intensity of seasonal flooding.[3]


        • 6 June 2012 07:04, by zulu

          The region receives less rainfall (typically between 55 and 65 centimeters per year) than neighbouring areas at the same latitude. Orographic lifting on the eastern and western sides of the Sudd contribute to that condition.
          Why should we be foolish to destroy it and make you gain out of it? We are instead building hydro powers on the nile, hinatye and Aswa

  • 30 July 2012 18:16, by danaray79

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