Addis Ababa, August 19/2020(ENA) Ethiopians have contributed greater than 116 million Birr over the previous one month alone to assist the development of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), in accordance with Workplace of the Nationwide Council for Coordination of Public Participation on the GERD.

The said quantity of fund was raised after Ethiopia introduced the completion of the primary filling of the dam on 21 July 2020, Public Relations and Media Communication Director on the Workplace, Hailu Abraham informed ENA.  

The profitable completion of the primary filling of the dam has extraordinarily inspired Ethiopians  to additional proceed their assist to the development of the dam, he stated.  

“Out of the total sum raised during the month, over 105 million Birr was obtained from bond purchase and donation which is the biggest amount being collected in a single month since the commencement of the dam,” Hailu said.

The Director additional identified that greater than 11 million Birr was collected on the month of July by way of the “8100A” cellular brief message (SMS) fundraising marketing campaign.  

Based on him, the general public generally and the personal sectors, monetary establishments, and the Diaspora neighborhood particularly have performed pivotal position for the contribution.

Ethiopians have thus far contributed over 13 billion Birr to finance the dam.


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