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Nile dam report inadequate, lacks detail: President Morsi

The committee studying the impact of the Ethiopian dam recommends further studies of its impact

Ahram Online , Sunday 2 Jun 2013
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Boats travel in the Egyptian Nile River in Cairo May 28, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
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The official spokesperson for the Egyptian presidency announced on Sunday that President Morsi had held a meeting with the Egyptian team participating in the trilateral international committee studying the effects of a controversial planned Nile dam on Egypt and Sudan.

Ethiopia announced Tuesday it will begin diverting the course of the Blue Nile, one of the Nile River’s two major tributaries, as part of its project to build the Renaissance Dam.

The majority of Nile water that reaches Egypt and Sudan originates in the Blue Nile.

The technical committee, which was comprised of members from all three countries as well as international experts, was formed in May 2012 to study the impact of the dam on Sudan and Egypt, which are downstream of Ethiopia.

According to the presidential spokesman, the report did not clarify in detail the positive or negative impacts of the dam.

The report, according to the spokesman, recommended further social and economic studies into the dam’s impact, as well as further study of the environmental impact of the dam and its potential safety.  

Morsi has commissioned government officials to provide a detailed study of the topic, including the recommendations of the committee’s report, the spokesman said.

The president also stressed the importance of acting quickly, in order to handle the situation before Ethiopia proceeds further in the dam construction process.

Morsi will hold meetings Monday with various Egyptian political figures, as well as the Cabinet, in order to discuss the latest developments and ways forward.

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Tewodros Zeru
09-06-2013 09:12pm
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Move On
Ethiopia didn't build a dam on the nile simply because there was no any political or economic environment to d o so. Not because we wanted to live in the dark. It is clear for the Egyptian elite that this dam will not any drop of water, but the fact that we, the so called poor ETHIOPIANS, getting to do our stuff by our own gives some the shivers. Don't we are a law abiding people who doesn't want to be dictated what to do and what not to. But that doesn't mean ,when we can, we intend to hurt any body let alone our neighbors. Cool down..... 1929????????? Ya ALAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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mahlet alemu
05-06-2013 04:24pm
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nile water
don't think about only for ur self. think both side. Any way Jesus is work and construct ethiopian. it is his plan. and ethiopian has right and authority to use the river. And don't focus on one side benefit.
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MHOAMMED AMAN MUKTAR
05-06-2013 02:31pm
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WHAT EGYPT DID WHILE WE WERE STARVING....?
No one can stop Ethiopia....its our universal right....but we don't want to affect our Egyptian brothers. we know the are human and needs water like us. but we need too. though the did nothing while we are starving its not the people of Egypt but the regime. so, Mursi,....please don't make a mistake... !!!!!!!!
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Lesson
05-06-2013 03:56am
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Back fire
I'm Ethiopian I love peace Egyptyan need water and depend on Nile we know they have right to use Nile but something must understand this is time to Ethiopia to use Nile to generat power we know Egypt # 1 enemy of Ethiopia due to Nile but now time to co operation not drum of war don't be foolish F16 solution if u attack the dam historical mistak better win win solution with upper Nile state we Ethiopians never surrender for any agerassion we have right to defened our land by any responded God bless Ethiopia & Egypt
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alemu gurmessa
04-06-2013 03:43pm
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lets adopt the 21st's idea
it is unquestionable that Ethiopia has the right to use on her natural gifts without ignorance of others'. Mursi's speech cannot weigh the 21st idea. Then, cooperative advantage is better.
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alemayehu wondie
04-06-2013 03:30pm
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lets live, and live together
Ethiopia has an alienable right to fully utilize her natural resources. i don't think that Pre. Mursi's allegation is justifiable. we, the people of both countries, rather has to cooperate in the poverty eradication campaign. please, cool down president.
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Solomon
04-06-2013 06:43am
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'change is inevitable'
first and foremost, it is 21st century. This shouldn't be forgotten when we try to make any political, social & economical decision. For this, the recent mob in Egypt is a clear example. Change is a natural phenomena and principle that occurs through time; and it is a great wisdom to know and prepare oneself to benefit out this change. This is my tip to Egyptian leaders; moreover Egyptian leaders should give thanks to the courtesy of Ethiopian people for helping them to use their water for the past many years for their development; while they are starving. Forget the colonization era treaty. It is none sense & awkward. Thank you!!
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Hisa Robert
03-06-2013 10:19pm
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Egypt should join Ethiopia in building the Renaissance Dam
Egypt should start thinking seriously and focus on the advantage and the benefit of joining Ethiopia in building the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance dam. 1- Egypt needs a well manage and controlled flow of nile water. it is obvious to any one who wants to truth and a knowing fact that , Egypt as it says itself currently is experiencing water shortage already , and who is to be blame for that? Not Ethiopia, 2- in some areas the farms are sinking and the salt water is rising and and stated damaging the nile bank, who is going to be blamed. Not Ethiopia, 3- Egypt's population is growing in alarming rate and it needs more managed water from the source not once it flooded its desert, and it also needs to generate more energy. Egypt only can overcome any obstacle arising from Nail only by openly with Ethiopia with no back door agenda. The two nations are tide by water, so should make a good partners in developing and conserving the Nile. it is to Egypt's interrest to know its limits and any confrontation with Ethiopia will result only with more damage than if any that the power generating dam wil result. Both countries need now more than ever its good thinking leaders, and advisers not a european based Sudanes Expert who never set foot or work in the past in any mega dames or an attention seeker self declared university expert to say any thing on this mega project. that can benefit to both historic nations. God bless Ethiopia God bless Egypt
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Kassahun
03-06-2013 08:31pm
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Do not try to stop the unstoppable.
Ethiopia is the second largest and highly populated country in Africa We have determined to come out of poverty by developing our economy using all means at our disposal. when it come to Nile we need to use our fair Share of the water. My advise to the Egypt is, do not try to stop the unstoppable. Instead work with Ethiopians to create a win win situation. Like in area of water conservation work on all tributary rivers in upper river countries as global warmings go from bad to worse the water volume may goes down so there are a lot of works have to be done ecological wise. Ethiopia ,Sudan and Egypt are as close as three friends who drinks from the same cup. We lived like that for many thousand of years. We will never be enemies cos of water. We Ethiopian are not selfish. In our culture sharing is caring.
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Ahmed Kamel
03-06-2013 06:07pm
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Nile Studies
More studies, more wasting time, no decisions, meanwhile the Ethiopians keep building!
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