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Author Topic: Massive 5 Billion Dollar Dam being built on the Nile River in Africa  (Read 141 times)

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It looks like Egypt and Ethiopia at least are getting closer to an understanding on the dam. It will start being filled in a few weeks.

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On Wednesday, Egypt's water and irrigation minister Mohamed Abdel Aty told a private TV channel that the countries agreed during the latest talks "on some technical issues but had deep legal disagreements."

He said the main sticking points include ways "to deal with drought, extended drought and water scarcity in dry years."
https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/mena/millions-at-risk-if-ethiopia-fills-dam-unilaterally-sudan-warns-1.1039261

If done right, it will benefit the entire region, given that its capacity is as much as the Nile normally carries, in that location, in a full year. It should serve to even out good and bad years and provide a huge power resource for the area's much-needed electrification. My take is that Egypt and Ethiopia have sorted out the practical issues but now need to agree on the legal basis by which they will proceed.
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