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‎47 Towns In Ethiopia Get Electricity In Six ‎Months

ISSUE 212
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African Union Commission Report ‎Supports Somaliland's Case for ‎Recognition‎

5 Dead And 11 Seriously ‎Wounded In Hargeysa City ‎Urban Unrest    

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US Fears Violence At Prophet Cartoon Protests In ‎Kenya‎

Djibouti Bans Danish Imports ‎After Violent Prophet Cartoon ‎Demos

Thousands Of Kenyan Muslims Protest Prophet ‎Caricatures

47 Towns In Ethiopia Get Electricity In Six ‎Months‎‎

One Killed, Seven Wounded In Somali Protest Over ‎Cartoons‎‎‎‎‎

Multi-National Force Deployed To ‎Combat Piracy Off East African Coast

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President Obasanjo’s AU ‎Chairmanship

For Diplomats, There's No There There‎‎

The Changing Face Of The Capital

In Destitute Djibouti, People Spend ‎Inordinate Sums On Leafy Stimulant

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In Your Issue 211 ''What Is Going On In ‎Somaliland?‎‎

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JNA Threatens Somaliland ‎Independence; Thus A Poisonous Pill ‎To Swallow

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Somaliland Telecom Industry At A Critical ‎Crossroads‎‎‎‎


By Somalilandtimes network

Sunday, 5 February 2006 -The state-owned Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has reached out to 47 towns over the past six months through its national power supply program, the management said Sunday.

Sendeku Araya, public relations manager with EEPCo, told journalists that the firm over the period executed significant activities in power generation, distribution and transmission as well as regular activities that cost it over 3 billion birr (346 million U.S. dollars).

He said the firm has made available power to 12 towns in Somali, ten towns in Afar and nine towns in Benishangul Gumuz states.

He further said the firm has reached two towns in Gambella, six towns in South Ethiopia People's, five towns in Oromia and two towns in the Amhara states with the service.

The EEPCo has made power available to 47 towns satisfying the needs of 71,301 additional subscribers, Sendeku said.

The construction of power generation centers is being implemented ahead of the schedule on the sidelines of power distribution and transmission endeavors, said the manager.

Sendeku said 30 percent of the Gilgel Ghibe II power generation project has been completed.

source: xinhua news agency

According to the manager, the construction of the Tekeze power generation project is also being accelerated.

He said installation of 230 kv. line and construction of 230 kv. distribution center is nearing completion in order to take to the northern city of Mekelle the power to be generated from Tekeze.

Sendeku said studies are in progress to implement construction of other power generation centers.

In Ethiopia, only 13 percent of the population has access to electricity but that is expected to rise to 20 percent by 2012.

Source: Xinhuanet


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