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Ethiopia - GIIBE III Hydro-Power Project - RAP Summary


The Gibe cascade project is one of the most attractive potential hydroelectric developments in the country. The Gibe III Hydropower Project will be the third development in a cascade of water resource schemes on the main Gibe/Omo River. The Gibe III scheme exploits a renewable and indigenous energy source and it will not deplete Ethiopia's reserves of natural resources, it will not produce harmful gases and it will not increase the nation's dependence on imported fossil fuels. When implemented it is expected to create significant economic and social benefits, and will contribute to the attainment of the country’s priority goals and ongoing national efforts to accelerate economic growth and alleviate poverty.

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