The Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has been closed to air traffic in the area

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The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) announced that Ethiopian Airlines in the vicinity of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has been closed to other flights. Deputy Director General of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, Shimels Kibreab, told the Ethiopian Press Agency today that it is mandatory to obtain a special permit from the Authority to operate in the Ethiopian airspace where the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is located.

He said it is not possible to carry out any civilian or military flight without the permission of the Authority, adding that the ban has been made known to all international bodies.

He said any country would impose a similar ban on large projects and similar projects, adding that the ban has been implemented by Ethiopia to ensure the safety of the dam.
According to the Ethiopian Press Agency, only flights licensed by the Authority can operate in the region, which is being implemented, he said.