Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ethiopia can't fill in Renaissance Dam reservoir until studies are finished: Egyptian minster

(Dec 301, 2015, (Cairo))--Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia agreed on Tuesday on a new French firm which will study the impact of the controversial dam on water shares for Nile basin countries.

Egypt's irrigation minister said the Khartoum agreement that was reached on Tuesday between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on the Grand Renaissance Dam prevents the latter nation from starting filling the dam's reservoir until technical studies are finished next October.
Speaking in a TV interview after the agreement was made, Hossam Moghazi said that among the important decisions reached after three days of talks between the tripartite countries in Khartoum, is that field visits to the dam area will be permitted by Egyptian and Sudanese experts.

Moghazi also said that Dutch firm Deltares, which withdrew in September citing that there were no guarantees that an independent study could be carried out, was replaced by Arterlia who will conduct impact studies on the dam alongside the firm BRL. Both companies are French. Read more from Ahram Online »

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