Blue Nile Diversion Allows Dam Construction to Continue

[Ethiopia Government]The diversion of the course of Abay (Blue Nile) River took place on Tuesday (May 28th) to make way for the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The river will return to its natural course after the completion of the dam's construction. Speaking at a ceremony at the site in Benishangul Gumuz Regional State, the President of the GERD Construction Public Coordination Council, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, said the diversion of the River has been entirely successful.