Eng. Simegnew Bekele was the Project Manager of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia’s flagship hydropower dam project, since the start of the project in 2011.

ADDIS ABABA

Engineer Simegnew Bekele, the Project Manager of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) was founded dead in his car this morning (July 26, 2018).

His body was found in his car parked at Meskel Square, in Addis Ababa.

Eng. Simegnew was the Project Manager of GERD, Ethiopia’s flagship hydropower dam project, since the start of the project in 2011.

Prior to GERD, Eng. Simegnew has served as project manager of the Gilgel Gibe I hydropower dam project, arock-filled embankment dam on the Gilgel Gibe River in Oromia Region.

After the police has conducted an investigation on the case of the death, later that day, the Federal Police Commissioner, Mr. Zeynu Jemal, held a press briefing and stated that a gun shot is the apparent cause of Eng. Simegnew’s death. However the Commissioner didn’t disclose it is whether a homicide or a suicide. The case is still under investigation.

Engineer Simegnew Bekele, 53, is survived by his wife and three children.

EthiopiaOnline
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