Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ethiopia starts diverting Blue Nile course on Tuesday

(May 2013, (Daily News Egypt))--The Ethiopian government held a ceremony on Tuesday at the construction site of the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam to mark the beginning of diverting the waters from one of the Nile’s main tributaries, the Blue Nile.

The diversion of the water is part of the renaissance dam project that Ethiopian officials insist will not affect Egypt’s water supply.

Egyptian Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohamed Bahaa Al-Din published a statement on Tuesday in response to the diversion stressing that it is just an “engineering procedure to prepare the site in order to start the construction process”.  He added the diversion process would not stop the water from flowing down river to Egypt. Read more from Daily News Egypt »

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