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Egypt Rejects Renaissance Dam Storage Capacity





By Aya Nader

Egypt rejected the current the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s (GERD) high storage capacity, as studies showed it will affect its national water security, reported state-owned Middle East News Agency (MENA) Sunday.

The dam’s storage capacity reaches 74bn cubic meters. Calling such capacity “unjustified and technically unacceptable”, Egypt asked Ethiopia to reduce it to what was agreed before the start of negotiations over the years-of-filling and operation of the dam.

Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan, the three countries involved, are facing difficulties in technical negotiations, said Alaa Yassin, Advisor to the Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation and spokesman for the GERD file, according to state news agency MENA.

Yassin hopes that all parties adhere to the August agreements that took place in Sudan “without procrastination and time-wasting”, while the three countries are trying to overcome these difficulties.

“Egypt’s share in the historic Nile River water red line cannot be crossed,” Yassin told MENA.

Ethiopia began constructing the dam in 2011, and since then Egypt and Ethiopia have been locked in a diplomatic dispute, which reached a peak in 2013. Egypt, which utilises more Nile water than any other country, fears the dispute will have a detrimental effect on its share of Nile water.

As per agreements signed in 1929 and 1959, Egypt annually receives 55.5bn cubic metres of the estimated total 84bn cubic metres of Nile water produced each year, with Sudan receiving 18.5bn cubic metres.

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6 comments:

  1. EGYPT IS TALKING,WOYANE IS ACTING. THE DAM BUILDING IS MOVING FAST AND PARTIAL OPERATION OF TURBINES WILL START THIS YEAR.WHAT NEXT?

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  2. This is clearly Ethiopian endowed by God, Egypt has nothing to with this except barking.
    that is why we tell to many Ethiopians who are dreaming Asab port....Blah...blah..the same story
    both are the same, they are dreaming unrealistic.

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  3. Next is......Booommmmmmmmmmm, flooding the whole of Eastern Sudan and Western Ethio....

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  4. Next boom? Only if the leaders in Ethiopia, and Egypt were hopeless deranged sub-humans like you, and your master Isaias the megalomaniac!

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  5. THOSE ARE YOUR WISHES, THE REALITY IS YOUR ERITREA WILL BUY POWER FROM ETHIOPIA INDIRECTLY THRU THE SUDAN...GREEN ENERGY ..STUPID.

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  6. kkkkk Abay river and Asab port are different issue. we are building this great dam by our resource that is why whether Egypt bark or cry we don't care about them.
    the other thing you raised is about Asab port do you know Asab is about 70 Km from Ethiopia boarder. that is why we claim our port given to you by stolen from Ethiopia people by half Eritrean Melese zenawi.

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