Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to form dam committee

NileWater ministers from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have signed an agreement to form a tripartite committee to study Ethiopia’s mega dam, currently being built on the Nile’s upper reaches

The three ministers have agreed to the terms of reference and procedures regulating the work of a tripartite Technical National Committee (TNC), which includes four experts from each of the three countries, to prepare studies on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Anadolu Agency reported.
The next tripartite meeting will be held in Cairo on 20-21 October 2014.
Ethiopia is building a US$6.4bn hydroelectric dam on the upper reaches of the Nile River, which is Egypt’s primary water source.
Ethiopia, however, said that the project won’t impact Egypt’s traditional share of Nile water.

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