Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan discuss Renaissance Dam project

Hydro electricity dam18 October 2013, Addis Ababa – Hydropower projects like the Tekeze Dam are expected to go a long way in providing in the country’s energy needs.

An Ethiopian official said earlier this week that officials from Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are expected to meet this month to hold discussions on means of implementing the recommendation of the international experts committee, tasked to assess the potential impacts of Ethiopia’s massive dam project on downstream countries of Sudan and Egypt.

Director of the Boundary and Trans-boundary Rivers Affairs Directorate at the Ethiopian Ministry of Water and Energy Fekahmed Negash said that this meeting is expected to be held in Khartoum, Sudan on 22 October.

Negash said that the experts recommended conducting more studies to analyze the impacts that the Ethiopian dam would pose to Egypt and Sudan.

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