Spotlighting The Current Status of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam (Video)


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33 Responses

  1. Tiliku Bacha says:

    Great job Ethiopian Government. Don’t worry about the gangsters of Washington DC. They are human animals poisoned by racism and hate. They will deny the truth even if you tell them million times. I tell you they will eat each other and will vanish very soon.

    God bless ethipia

    • Ermi says:

      Kkkkkkk. I was seriously wishing to see some progress report on the above video. But it was just a cheap political propaganda aimed at, supposedly, oppositions.

      Why would the engineer talk about nation and nationalities when he could talk instead about the work that has been done and what is left to do. He could have gone in depth about the generating capacity and its justification, the amount of water required to be hold to start and sustain generating the 6k mgw power, how it will become a tourist attraction and so on. Instead, he talks about how the future generation can have a better life thanks to the “grate leader” meles – woyane must have been so desperate to sell hope only to stay in power.

      Had dedebit 5th graders believed in the dam, they would build it without forcing the engineer to divert from his profession.

      I hope this video was not prepared by Awramba times as I expect Dawit to produce a more professional clip that matches the title – the current status of the dam.

      BTW, why is Tekeze dam struggling to generate the expected power and contribute to the main grid, even to mekele?

      Peace to all but Woyanes!


      • Muchie says:

        Ermi, It seems that you are tasked to insult people. You are simply one of the idiot servants. On the internet no one knows you area towel, simply you area towel.

      • Alula says:

        The Renaissance Dam is being built 24/7 nonstop! When it is completed, it will produce 6000 MW of electricity & earn ethiopia some hard currency from exporting!
        History will tell the future generation that The mega project is planned by the great states man of ethiopia, PM Meles Zenawi, who fought his way from Dedebit all the way to Addis barefoot defeating a million man , well armed & trained Derg military… Freed ethiopia & reached ethiopia where she is now! But the defeated Dogs are still crying from afar for no avail!

        G7 led by a looser, called Berhanu Nega had lost their mind & they are barking all over the ethiopian cyber space!

        • Ermi says:

          Good start. Can you answer my question above so that we can learn from the mistakes made on the Tekeze dam not to repeat them on the renaissance dam?

          Tekeze dam was sold to the Ethiopians in general and the Tigray people in particular as the complete solution to get us out of poverty. Instead, we have witnessed zero reliability with electricity for the long 23 years. Addis Ababa that had a very reliable power supply before the dedebit takeover is suffering with blackouts. I can accept woyane’s explanation that “electric poles are being knocked down by drunk drivers at night” in Addis. However, I couldn’t understand the reason Mekele suffers from chronic shartage of power when it has hardly any vehicles and it is located very close to Tekeze dam.

          50 mgw would have kept all houses lighted in mekele, yet Tekeze is not even generating that much after consuming $800 million and receiving multiple certificates and awards for its design .Kkkkkk

          Is renaissance dam gonna be the same?

          Peace to all but Woyanes!


          • Alula says:


            The reason Addis had sufficient electricity is: because it was empty, no big factories that can consume too much electricity….! Before the heroes & heroines arrive at Addis there was only less than 300 MW! You should have answered these questions on your own! I don’t understand what kind of brain you have! You telling me Addis had sufficient electricity during DERG ? Wow! This shows that you have no commonsense at all! Unbelievable! The EPRDF put ethiopia out of trash bin! Look at it now! It started from zero in 1991!

            From your comments, you always wish Ethiopia’s failure, but the nations nationalities & peoples of ethiopia will never fail it! You can see!you live in the first world , but you have old & rotten brain! ኢርሚ

            ሻል ያለና ኮመን ሴንስ የማይጠይቅ ጥያቄ ጠይቅ! ኣይጥ ኣለፈች ድመት ተደናቀፈች ዓይነት ጥያቄ ከደደቢታውያን ጋ ቦታ የለውም በናንተ እንጂ! ወዮላቹ ለናንተ ላገራቹ ይኼን ሰራን የምትሉት የሌላቹ እንጂ እኛስ ስለምናውቃቹ ግድ የለንም!23 ዓመታት በባዶ ልፍለፋ!

          • simon says:

            i did not know mekele cars are electric what an idiot…

      • Bitew says:

        Are you aware that you are stinking very bad? Why don’t you concentrate on the clips that are talking to themselves. The great Ethiopian dam is progressing and your frustration is getting worse. What is to be done? Very bad. Some one from you close relatives or friends should extend a helping hand to you to see a doctor.
        Take Care

      • Esti says:

        You seemed to be so eager to see the completion of this project, but naive enough to give the credit to the man of action late PM Meles Zenawi, that is pathetic, hard to swallow the really. History and the future generation will cherish him forever.

      • Jr zee says:

        You are absolutely right man, I was hoping to see about the progress and the so called engineer start sounding like a cadre . I care less about politics but this makes me sad, because no matter what topic I pic some how it is infected with some kind of propaganda.

  2. Tesfalehulum says:

    Awramba Times is competing with Woyane outlets about the fake “lematawi zena” to impress the autorities in Addis Ababa ……if you value “impartiality” as you’re claiming, let the people voice heard. For fake “lemat” news, there are Aiga, Nazret, Reporter, Tigray online, Walta, and ETV.

    • jano says:


      First you can’t buy tesfa by $500.00 from bir ahun.

      You are one of hopless who dream people like Lemagne beyene to make change by begging 23 years and not working for aday

      The people you see around this dam have tesfa and they work hard to make it happen.

      Unlike you and your friends they didn’t expect it to happen from hotel meeting with bir ahun nega and dream about it.

      For your type of people there is ESAT who is killing hundred of people every day on there news to satisfy people like you.

      • Tesfalehulum says:

        Jano qodaw,

        Why you blend the name of different people on your reply than focusing on my comment ?….kkkkk….because they’re your nightmare.
        Your LEBA bosses snatch money from 300 birr salary in the name of bond while looting billions and stashing in foregin banks.mTomthe least, can you explain me why the project is awarded for Salini behind closed doors ?….can you explain how EFFORT companies become the sole provider of cement and heavy machinery ?….I can go on…..
        Your bosses entangled with Egypt in a diplomatic row and badly cash strapped because the project is unplanned political card. Tell your bosses to Stop snatching from the poor’s mouth and to bring back the looted more than 8 billion dollars…..MORON!
        God bless Ethiopia.

        • Sol says:

          Instead of tesfalehulum you are hellbent to discourage people, they are doing the work and talk, but you and armi( arem) are ESAT mouth piece just doing the talk, you have done none.

    • Alula says:

      ታሪክ ብዙ ዓይነት የፖለቲ ሂደቶችና የደጋፊዎቻቸው ባህሪዎች ያስተምረናል! ሆኖም ግን እንደነ ተስፋለሁሉም፣ኢርሚ፣ኣልማርያምና መሰሎቻቸው የመሰሉ ግን ታይቶም ተሰምቶም ኣይታወቅም! እንግሊዝኛ በደምብ ይፅፋሉ ሆኖም ፎሬ የለውም!ኣይሙሯቸው ምን እደሞላ ግን ኣላውቅም ፈጣሪ ይወቀው! ቅል! ቅል ሲደርቅ ፍሬው ብቻ ይቀራልና ስታወዛውዘው ኮሽ ኮሽ ይላል! ያላቹ ኣይሙሮ ፈጣሪ የፈጠረው ብዙ ታኣምር የሚሰራ ሳይሆን በሽንትቤት ኣከባቢ የበቀለ ቅል ሲያወዛውዙት የሚንኮሸኮሽ እንደሆነ ነው የሚታየኝ!
      ሳስብ ሳስብ የሚመጣልኝ እነዚህ ሰዎች የጤናቸው ኣይደለም! የወያነ ኣምላክ ምህረቱን ይስጣቹ!
      ወያነ በፈጣሪ በተሰጠው ሃይል ከሚኒሊክ ጀምሮ እስከ ሃይለስላሴ ተጠምጥሞ የነበረውን የትግራይ ህዝብን የማጥፋት ሴራ በመስበር ድል ተጎናፅፈዋል! የኢትዮጵያ ብሄር ብሄረሰቦችና ህዝቦች ነፃ ኣውጥቷል! በእኩልነት የተመሰረተች ኢትዮጵያ መስርቷል! ከንግዲህ በኢትዮጵያ ስም መነገድ የለም! በየምትታወቅበት ቦታ ኣገልግለህ ወደ ላይ መውጣት ነው!

    • Beza says:

      Tesfa Yeleleh old EPRP, your generation has gone for good. You want to let your dirty mentality, ideas stay in the young generation. We are more knowledgeable than your generation people. So we are floating in the healthy air Miles made for Ethipia. I know now, you spinner Will say that, the woyenes want to make Meles God and make news out of it. Like the news you are saying on ESAT honorable Dr Shafer a said ” we will ban Christians Mahteb like Muslims Nikab. By the way Nikab is different than Hijab. Hijab and Mahteb are not banned in Ethiopia but Nikab. You guys are sick. Even if you are enjoying, by your fabricated news.

      • Tesfalehulum says:

        Beza Mamitu

        Banchi bate “old” sedib new aydel??…..I thought your mama and baba are old eko….kkkkk….weyes ke ebet new yetefelefelshiw?….kkkkkk……mehayem!

        • Beza says:

          Tesfa Yeleleh, you are worried about being old. You are right 100% and I agree with you. The older you get the wiser u come but, in this scenario you better be called dead, because you are walking dead creature. So your name should be changed to Yemotk. What your generation knows was ganging up, even if you are few in number. This time also with diabetes, kidney problem, cancer and etc. You still bark on ESAT by the name Tesfa Bekele. You bark but the camel move on. Renaissance Dam is progressing against your wish. You couldn’t stop that.

    • Suleman says:

      There is nothing Fake here bro. I know it is rather hurting deep down for any haters. You better try to partake in these historical developmental project. I was once a hater too and it was killing me didn’t help me. Now reality has started sinking and wisdom comes with age too. In fact we also know there are some exceptions who never get wiser no matter how hold they get. I hope you are not one of them!!

    • A....A says:

      nazret,Aigaforum , reporter,Tigraionline, walta,ETV…. Are medias who promotes the well being of Ethiopia. ESAT , ethio media & the rest that you didn’t mention are hell bent promoting the destruction of Ethiopia , nevertheless , their hate promotion is to no avail! It’s been 23 years since ethiopia is free of lazy asses who can give ethiopia nothing!

    • Salah says:

      Beqenu yechelemebih asazagn fitret neh. If you hate ye limate news then some one has to fabricate and provide you with a famine news – that is what you need. You must be a Shabia agent other wise……

  3. Ash says:

    Here is few suggestion how to help Nile dam

    1. First bring all Ethiopian opposition leaders and show them the fact this will force thém to support the Nile dam put them on spot and ask them how much they bought Nile dam bond.

    2. Nile dam must be tourist attraction …and should be promoted and bus must be arranged to take tourist” should be must see destination for each and every Ethiopian American

    3. I know the dám take five years but once the dam finished we have to have ready market for our electricity ….if we don’t them power will be wasted because we can’t store the power ….to solve this problem why not sale investment plain now” attracting them free land even free power for next 20 years”..

    4. Why use all stone that is removed to build house nears by

    5. Why sale plaque…that u can put ur hand importation that can be part of the dam

  4. w .yilma says:

    If we leave aside hate, and cheap hooliganism it is really a great job our people are doing.Those who are working in the site should be encouraged and appreciated. While here in Diaspora some are wasting their valuable time in creating havoc and disturbance, those in Benshangul Gumuz are making history.
    Both are in making of history. The difference is while the former’s are making a dark and the later’s are making proud,bright, and shining history which could be remembered through out the history of Ethiopia.
    History is repeated itself. It is ordinary Ethiopian who make history without asking their country favors. Some of us who benefited from our country (by emptying poor Ethiopian hard earn money) are insulting those heroic Ethiopians who are building this historic dam. Yes the only easy job in this world is talking nonsense in the name of “Utopian politics”. Utopian politics and Machiavellian theory perfectly working to fool the fools by “yellow, and internet tigers” journalist here in Diaspora, and some are poised by this wrong doctrine.
    While ordinary people in Ethiopia are doing remarkable job here in Diaspora some “bozene” are crying foul pretending as if they are the crusaders and saver of Ethiopia.
    I really proud of what has been done so far, and special thanks for all staff.
    I do not care who is in power. I look forward the finishing of the Dam. Not from the perspective of the government in power, but from the perspective of the Ethiopian people.
    let’s stop acting like a Donkey. Whether we like it or not the grass is growing. The same, no matter what some insane diaspora think, talk,and act the GERD is progressing slowly, but surely.

    Long Live Ethiopia!

  5. ክበር ተመስገን says:

    ምነው በአዩ ኖሮ አያት፣ ቅድመ አያቶች
    ለእናት ኢትዮጰያ የሆኑ ጀግናዎች
    የዘመኑ ትውልድ፡ የሀገር ሁኔታ
    በሆናቸው ነበር ክብርና ደስታ፡፡
    ሰይጣናዊ አረብ ወዳጁ ዲያብሎስ
    ለጥፋት ተቧድኖ ኢትዮጰያን ለማፍረስ
    በቱርክ፣ በእንግሊዝ ቅኝ እሱ እየተገዛ
    የአረብ ወንጀልነት፣
    ዘመን ያስቆጠረ አይነቱ የበዛ፡፡
    አያት፣ ቅድመ አያቶች ያላቸውን አቅም
    ለምንም ሳይሳሱ አሟጠው ለጥቅም
    የህይዎት፣ የንብረት መሰዋዕትን ከፍለው
    በክብር አልፈዋል አደራ አሰረክበው፡፡
    የዘመኑ ትውልድ የነሱ ተወላጅ
    ሥራና ባሪው ለሀገር የሚበጅ
    የህዳሴ ግድብ ሌላውም፣ ሌላውም
    በተግባር ይገልፃል ማንም አይክደውም፡፡
    ኢትዮጰያ በቅኝ ያልተገዛችበት
    ተሰውቶበት ነው፡
    ዘመን ያስቆጠረ፣ ከበባድ መሰዋዕት
    የዘመኑ ትውልድ ብዙ አማራጭ ያለው
    አቅሙን እየሰዋ ለሀገር ያውለው
    የሰው ሥራ ሁሉ የሚገኝ በሥራ
    የኢትዮጰያን ሥራ እኛ ለኛ እንሥራ
    የውጭን ሰው ማመን በሱ መተማመን
    ለአሁንም አይሆንም እንኳን ሊያልፍ ዘመን
    ከቻይና፣ ሩሲያ ከሌሎች ወዳጆች
    ግንኙነት ይዘው፡
    ኢትዮጰያን ይገንቡ ኢትዮጰያኖች፡፡
    አረብ የሰይጣን ዘር ፡ ድርጊቱ ዲያብሎስ
    ኢትዮጰያን አይርገጥ እሱ ረክሶ ሊያረክስ
    አረብና እንግሊዝ ባይፈጠር ኖሮ
    የሰው ልጅ ባልከፋው ከአምና እስከ ዘንድሮ፡፡
    ቅድሚያ የሚሰጠው ሁለቱን ማስዎገድ
    ከሀገር ይባረሩ በውድ ወይም በግድ፡፡
    ምነው በአዩ ኖሮ አያት፣ ቅድመ አያቶች
    ለእናት ኢትዮጰያ የሆኑ ጀግናዎች
    የዘመኑ ትውልድ፡ የሀገር ሁኔታ
    በሆናቸው ነበር ክብርና ደስታ፡፡

  6. keyo says:

    Ara bakachu for the sake of diaspora slow it down.

    Why is all rush? Didn’t you hear the expert Sisay Agena saying this dam is just a dream and won’t be reality.

    Why don’t you listen to him? It doesn’t mean he love shabia and get money from egypt means he hate ethiopia.

    As for me i trust esat and woyanne days are numbered so we will build more than five dam like this once after woyanne gone .

    Birsh told us he is going to replace Andarge in Eritria and 2007 will be the end of woyanne so no need to waste money in the dam.

    • Tekola says:

      You have been saying it again and again for the last 20 years. So much so, against what you pray to happen, the incumbent grew stronger and the country shone brighter. All you evil efforts could not produce any fruition. Berhanu Nega of G7 (the terrorist organization)promised many times that he would unseat the EPRDF government within six months had his supporters contributed 500 dollars each to this effort. This thief capo of the terrorists snatched his money from his ignorant supporters
      and is living a lavish life.
      So, keyo, enjoy your thief capo but the EPRDF and the people of Ethiopia will shine brighter and live longer.
      Capito, ignorante!

  7. jano says:

    We heard Shabia started negotiation to swap G7 leaders by inviting them to asmera and exchange them with 12 megawatt electricity from the dam

  8. ethiosis says:

    የኢትዮጵያን ባንዲራ ይዞ በአማርኛ የጮሄ ሁሉ ኢትዮጲያዊ ነዉ ማለት ስላይደለ, ኢትዮ እምባሲ በር ላይ ለጮሁ የሻቢያ ቡችሎች ብዙ ምጨነቅ አያስፈልግም….

  9. Fikre Anesgne says:

    This is just to say that I can’t express my utmost respect for Eng. Semegnew & the rest of hard working men and women in this mega project. I am proud of you and I believe you have made the entire people of Ethiopia very proud. Well done and thank you! !!

  10. Belew Limatu says:

    Dawit, I just wanted to ask why you removed the article you pasted yesterday about so called Eth. Orthodox patriarch. Because you got threatened by your bosses? Or the patriarch begged you to do so as what he said is irresponsible, specially considering he is a leader of crucial religious organization in the country

  11. Be ewnetu says:

    I like to read balanced article just regards our nation of development and peace. all we Ethiopians we have to do something for the next generation, we live as a world poorest nation. we loose a thousand thousands lives by famine and civil war, we don’t want to see any more like this devastation for the next generation, that’s why I oppose the /FFF/”Fault Finder Folks” those tools of historical enemy of our beloved country. just aim “Ethiopianism” tnx Awramba

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  13. Almi says:

    Thanks to the government, the ethio ppl and all the staff working day and night at the great dam. Yes we can and are making history. I wish to hear what the enemies of Ethio and toxic diaspora would say when the dam gets completed as planned. Yes Ethio move forward! Thanks Dw,

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