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Irrigation ministers of Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia meet in Khartoum

The ministers are reviewing the French consultancies technical offer for the impact of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam

Ahram Online , Wednesday 10 Feb 2016
A file photo for Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Photo:Reuters)
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The irrigation ministers from Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia met in Khartoum early Wednesday to study the French consultancies technical offer regarding the impact studies of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, state-owned MENA reported.

The tripartite technical committee finished its report on the joint technical offers from French consultancy firms BRL and Artelia on Tuesday in Khartoum.

The technical committee was tasked in 2013 with choosing consultancy firms to conduct a study on the social, economic, and environmental impact of the dam along with a study on the dam's effect on the water supply of downstream countries Egypt and Sudan.

The contracts with the two consultancies that will conduct impact studies of the dam were intended to be signed early February.

Egypt has expressed its concerns that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will affect its watershare from the Nile, but Ethiopia claims that the dam will not affect neither Egypt nor Sudan's watershare.

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