Sudanese floods have not affected Lake Nasser crossing: Egyptian official

Ahram Online , Friday 12 Aug 2016

Sudan is currently experiencing flooding

Aswan high dam
Aswan high dam (Photo : Al-Ahram)

The floods and heavy rain currently hitting Sudan have not affected navigation between the country and Egypt on Lake Nasser, said the head of the Aswan High Dam's port on Friday.

In statements to MENA, Yasser Ibrahim said that 184 Egyptian and Sudanese passengers departed via the port this week heading to Sudan in the regular weekly crossing, while the port received 204 Egyptian and Sudanese passengers as well other nationalities arriving from Sudan.

According to Ibrahim, the floods and heavy rain have increased water levels in Lake Nasser and this will be beneficial to navigation across the body.

He also added that the port is equipped to deal with any circumstances including high water levels.   

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