|« Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines Leases Two Boeing 777Fs||Secretary Clinton to visit Ethiopia next month »|
China's backing for Ethiopia dam riles activists
It's a story that truly spans the globe: Activists from all over the world, including San Francisco, are trying to stop the construction of a dam in Ethiopia financed by a Chinese bank.
The Gibe 3 Dam is in the early phases of construction on Ethiopia's powerful Omo River, using $500 million dollars in equipment funded by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). The hydroelectric dam, one of the largest construction projects in Ethiopia's history, would regulate the flow of water along the Omo River as it courses through Ethiopia and into Kenya's massive Lake Turkhana -- a freshwater oasis in the heart of the desert.
Read more: CBS News
This is just Hydroelectric dam not a nucualar power there is no reason to oppose is it first of all.
Let’s all poor Ethiopian have an electric light.
Ethiopia needs food first. You can not be begging for food at the same time while you are begging for funds to build several dams, hydro or not. It don’t make no sense.
I told you folk. They, the so called enviromentalist (afagots,les65bian org) charities and Ngo, all wants us to live in dark and begger life. They want ethiopia to be as a starving nation on earth. They want us to live as a begger nation.
They do not want to see any develpment in ehiopia at all.
They are ther to make sure we stay on beggerisem so that they can collect their annual incomes from their western govt.
Throw out these parasites og. Out of ethiopi soil for good.
Ethiopia will be better without them,
It is also a work of shabia agents and some crack-heads opposition who went all the way to china to protest .
These are not ethiopia but a shermuuta lijoooche. Who sleep with shabia of the north. They are now trying to get support from egyptian govt. to stop tha abay dam too. Any development in ethiopia is a cancer to shabians and wester charities, ngo and now these enviromentalist.
Think about food only. That’s why we always argue that you have somewhere a donkey DNA. Now we know exactly where! On your brain.
Mikegna atasatagn yilal habesha.Literally meaning -a jealous neighbour is a motive for hard work-.Let them cry and we go on building.
Ethiopia Lezelealem Tinur!
will you marry me?
Anta Dingay Eras Shabia. Shooo…Shooo…go away. Chigaram Ye Eritrea sidtegna.
Greate news - Go China!!!
U short sighted person!
don’tu think that Dam is a main source of a bread!
please go to school and learn!
don’t spill your ignorance here!
RE: c’moi senait
i have followed your comments for a long time and as far as i can see it
you are 110% bipolar.seriously you need help!!!!!!
So in your mind, we should remain beggars forever? What a bonehead! I doubt if you are Ethiopian, though.
I don’t think you get it!!! Are you saying only because Ethiopia needs food, we can not build dams? Actually, if we build more dams, more hydroelectric power will be available for bigger domestic factories and we will be less dependent on food aid..we will also be exporting more hydro electric power which means more cash to expand our farming sector.
Go for it.
God bless the United States of Ethiopia!!!
Since time immemorial, people have been building dams to store and manage water resources. There are more than 75,000 dams in the United States alone. In many cases building dams has many advantages than disadvantages. Ethiopia has all the rights to utilize its own resources responsibly, properly and effectively to the best advantages of its people. No one has the slightest moral or ethical authority to question the wisdom of building a dam, let alone to try to block or deny funds, knowing that the construction of the dam will definetely help to reduce the impact of the recurrent drought and flood our country suffers from. For the 80 million Ethiopians the construction of the dam has a novel cause. We are not building a nuclear reactor; for Gods sake, we are constructing a dam to produce energy and to manage the water resource so that we will be able to support the ever-growing survival needs for millions of Ethiopians.
To be fair and reasonable, the proper and meaningful roll for environmentalists, in this case, should have been to solicit and advocate for ways to ensure that their basic concerns regarding any negative impacts as a result of the dam be minimized or eliminated by the initial planning and incorporation of the appropriate mitigation measures into the design, construction and operation of the project to make the dam environmentally responsible and socially acceptable both for upstream and downstream inhabitants, and the surrounding natural ecosystem.
u are realy hopless, u have to be happy of the ethiopian Dam.
I am eritrean but I will support the Dam
It is clear why it doesn’t make sense to you. It is because you seem to have a strong hatred to Ethiopia and Ethiopians. Back-off hater!!
When Ethiopia is tryng to rid itself from dependency on the so-called developed world by,among other things, constructing a hydroelectric power(not nuclear power), a concerted noise is being echoed to stop a project that Ethiopia believes is best for her people. The reasons behind this rally is obviously the envy that it is being financed by China. Ethiopia has chosen not to live in darkness and underdeveloped for ever. The harm that the construction of the dam would incur as portrayed by these “activists” is based on other motivations than what is claimed.
Ethiopia shall prosper!!
WENZOCH yigedebu yiwalu lelimat,
Bekentu fesewal lebizu shih ametat,
Enibel haleluya talaq yemisrach,
Kebizu shih esir ETOPYA tefetach,
Ye zer ye hayimanot liyunet anisham,
Bilen tenestenal ETOPYACHIN tiqdem,
Aaahun ETOPYA tiqdem,
Aaahun ETOPYA tiqdem!!!!
This was a song we sang as kids in the dergue era. Though it has a great national theme and unifying tone, it didn’t make diffrent for it wasn’t implimented practically.
But now the whole thing is being translated in practice literally. We are building dams one after another. People from all walks of life regardless of their religion and ethinicity are standing side by side working together. Our main goal is to eradicate our #1 common enemy poverty and most of all to put our country Ethiopia first, before any of our personal needs.
I chose the above song from the dergue era, because everything said in the song is being done now in our country Ethiopia and Ethiopians with our govt EPRDF under the great leadership of PM Meles Zenawi.
After Africans got rid of colonialism in the ninteen sixties, this was quickly replaced with neo-colonialism, under which Africans were theoretically independent and free, although the reality said the opposite. This relative freedom brought neither real freedom nor economic development, and Africans remained as poor and backward as they had always been.
The new masters, the Chinese and Indians, have a different strategy of providing infrastructures in exchange for the abundant African raw material, contrary to Westerner’s who never wanted to see a change in Africa, but were ready to exploit everything. They never wanted to teach Africans to catch a fish by themselves. This change of events has brought panic to the west, because seeing the advantages of working with the Chinese, African countries are turning their backs on them.
Today with its so-called activists, NGOs etc, the west is fighting Africa’s development with nails and teeth, with the aim to maintain the status quo (poverty till kingdom come). What hypocrisy? How can overfed and over clothed westerners, fight day and night in order to keep a group of people in the Omo valley in a primitive and malnourished condition, half naked and infested with diseases. Is this not being callus and extremely inhuman? How can anybody enjoy with the poverty and misery of others? If just ten people happen to live in such utter poverty and backwardness in there so-called civilized west, they would have raised hell.
The west has condemned native Indians and the Aboridgines in to tourist attractions, and we Ethiopians should not allow our tribes of the Omo valley to have the same fate. We want them educated, civilized and living a decent life. They will achieve this through settlements, irrigation farming and electrification of their villages and towns in the future. GGIII will do all these, and therefore, Ethiopians should make GGIII a reality, whether activists and NGOs like it or not.
The future for industrial power was considerd to be a nuclear power. But now as we see it, most industrial countries are on the verge of abandoning it, Germany announcing to shut down its nuclear reactors totally by 2022.
Now hydro electric is the most reliable power source, considering other sources like natural gas which is costly and other renewable energies like sollar and wind etc.. might not be ready and we still don’t have the technology to make them dependant.
Whether the so called activists like it or not, they cannot turn the wheel of history backwards or they cannot stop us from using our God given natural resource, our own water.
HYDROELECTRIC IS THE FUTURE!!!
teshager i hope you are not ethiopian, if you are i realy feel sorry for you.
the thing is all this years ethiopia could not utilize its rich water resources for various reasons which is one of the reasons why the country suffers from drought and famine. but now its trying, you see all these non sense tree hugger crawling out and fighting to stop her so her people remain desperate and poor..the question is are we going to let that happen because of politics and personal issue? i hope not. no matter how much one hates meles or his party he/she should support this project and others like it.
This is hypocrisy at its best. Ethiopia has God given right to utilize its natural resources just as any country and get out of darkness. If this means resettling 300,000 citizens for the sake of 80 million, it is well worth it!
Everybody knows western Countries don’t give a damn about Africa as a whole let alone 300,000 Africans. They just want Africans to remain in darkness forever so that they would continue to drain its resources for centuries to come. Just Imagine USA or Europe without electricity for one week? Did they manage to light every single corner of their respective countries without polluting the environment or resettling citizens? NO! They even wiped out indigenous people from Australia, NewZealand,North/South America etc, displaced millions of Africans and Asians from their natural environments to build their nations so please spare us the lecture!!!
Ethiopians can’t utilize Nile river because it affects Egypt, can’t use Omo river because it affects Kenyans. What the hell! We thank China for their continued support on this. I strongly believe Ethiopians despite any differences, MUST rally behind these projects, buy Ethio government bonds, organize pro Gibe III and Renaissance dam projects rallies everywhere. We can’t remain in darkness and continue to starve while others enjoy Ethiopia’s resources. This is neither fair nor right
«"ethiopian airlines"» adoption agriculture airline airlines athletics aviation business caf china «commodity exchange» crime diaspora drought dv economy ecx energy eritrea «ethiopian airlines» famine fashion football health hydroelectric ict immigration investment islam it manufacturing media «meles zenawi» migration mobile muslim nile olympics politics power press rail railway religion soccer sport style technology telecom wikileaks