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Ethiopia dam tripartite committee to choose impact study firm in early 2015

Deadline to consider companies offering to conduct planned studies on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ahram Online , Friday 19 Dec 2014
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The tripartite committee looking into Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam is expected to meet by mid-January to choose an international firm to conduct studies on the dam's impact, Egypt's irrigation minister said Friday.

Hossam Moghazi told state news agency MENA that Egypt is committed to completing the study by mid-2015.   

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia had selected seven international firms in October to prepare technical and financial offers to conduct studies on Ethiopia's $4.2 billion dam project, which Egyptian officials fear could affect the country's water share.

The tripartite committee was expected to have selected the firm by mid-December. However, the deadline to receive offers was extended after two firms withdrew.

After meeting to study the firms' offers, the tripartite committee is expected to meet in Addis Ababa to sign the final contract.

The firm's report — based on a study to be conducted over five months — will include the dam's impact on upstream Nile countries Egypt and Sudan, as well as its environmental, social and economic effects.

An Ethiopian "people's delegation" arrived in Cairo on Tuesday for a three day visit. Delegates met with diplomats, religious figures, university professors and journalists.

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Gedion Asfaw
23-12-2014 02:56pm
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clarification: completion date of the two IPoE recommended studies
The time frame for completing the two studies span from 5 months to 18 months. Firms that can complete the two studies within 5 months without compromising the quality of the study will be awarded 6 points out of 100% and firms that complete the study in more than 5 months will be awarded points proportionally less points, thus for firms completing the studies in 18 months or more time will be awarded 0 points. There fore firms are free to complete the studies in 5, 8, 12 or 18 months time strictly adhering to the scope of work of the two studies.
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Abuyee
22-12-2014 03:49pm
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Great Dam
God originated Nile River from Ethiopia to feed all its population, than comes sudan, egypt. therfor Nobody can stop or limit the Damm. that is the absolut commitement of all Ethiopian.
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xuquuq
21-12-2014 01:41pm
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Affrica should support Ethiopian Dam Construction
This is mutual African benefit. So, all Africa countries and people should support the dam construction instead of sticking to European pro-agreements which is not consisting today realities.
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Bairu
20-12-2014 10:50am
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People to people love
This is mutual African benefit. So, Egypt must support the dam instead of sticking to colonial era agreement which should be changed & updated to current scenario. The colonial era agreement was abolished as was the case with colonialism itself.Since colonialism can not be accepted these days so also is the agreements made regarding this water usage.Ethiopians (Irrespective of governmental changes) are always committed to Africa's benefits , its independence from colonialism.Egyptians are expected to show their commitment to the mutual benefit of Africa
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