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Italy’s Salini to Build Ethiopian Nile Dam, Addis Fortune Says

Salini Costruttori Spa, a Rome-based construction company, has been chosen by Ethiopian Electric Power Corp. to build the country’s Great Millennium Dam for almost $5 billion, the Addis Fortune reported.

The structure will be built along the Nile River about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Sudanese border, the newspaper said. It will generate 5,250 megawatts of electricity, of which the first 700 megawatts will come online in 2015, according to the report published April 3.