President Ahmed said the work would be handed over to "enhance the pace of the project" ©PA Images
President Ahmed said the work would be handed over to "enhance the pace of the project" ©PA Images

Ethiopia ousts state firm from 'iconic flagship' dam project

30 August 2018

Ethiopia has ousted a state metals construction company from work on a $4bn dam project on the River Nile after construction delays.

The Government Communications Affairs Office confirmed it had cancelled its contract with state-run Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) for construction of the dam, and would award it to another company.

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