Stalled studies on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) discussed

October 18,2017

Dam - Construction workers are seen in a section of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam, as it undergoes construction, during a media tour along the river Nile in Benishangul Gumuz Region, Guba Woreda, in Ethiopia,March 31, 2015.  (photo by REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri)
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Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan discussed stalled commissioned study on Stalled studies on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Irrigation ministers from the three countries discussed the matter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

On Tuesday, Mohamed Abdel-Aty (Egyptian Irrigation Minister), Mutaz Musa (Sudanese Minister of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity Affairs minister) and Sileshi Bekele (Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity) visited the project site in Benshangul Gumuz region of Ethiopia.

Earlier, an agreement was reached to assess the project, as it relates to the water flow, by International Panel of Experts as part of trust and confidence-building measure between the three countries.

The study the panel of experts recommended was to determine if filling and reservoir of the dam is to affect the the two countries in the lower course of the Nile river.

the Panel of Experts recommended studies to be conducted on filling and operation of the dam’s reservoir, including its impact on the lower riparian countries.

An international panel of experts (from French firms) were hired at a cost of 4.5 million Euro to conduct the study.

The ministers from the three countries discussed ways to address differences vis-a-vis technical studies on the dam.

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