In a new challenge to Egypt and Sudan, the Ethiopian Minister of Water and Irrigation, Selchi Bakli, confirmed today, Friday, that Addis Ababa is not concerned with the failure to reach an agreement on the Grand Renaissance Dam, confirming that more than 78% of the dam has been built. The Ethiopian minister said that his country is not concerned with the failure of the parties to reach an agreement on the dam during the past 7 rounds of negotiations that were sponsored by the African Union, pointing to the progress of construction work by 4.05% within six months.
(He also explained during a press conference that the engineering work in building the dam reached 91%, while the total construction rate reached 78.3%.
The second phase of filling
and confirmed that Ethiopia will start the second filling process of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Lake during the next few months.
And Ethiopia ignored successive Egyptian and Sudanese warnings of the need to reach an agreement on dam Al-Nahda, as the Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy has repeatedly stated that the construction of the dam is proceeding as planned.
failed after failure
It is indicated that in 10 Last January, the Sudanese News Agency reported that a six-way meeting was held between the foreign ministers Irrigation in Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia failed to reach an acceptable formula to continue negotiations.
Since 2011, this dam, which Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, has become a source of intense tension between Addis Ababa on the one hand and Cairo and Khartoum on the other hand. . This dam is expected to become the largest facility to generate electric power from water in Africa.
The three countries are negotiating to reach an agreement on filling and operating the dam, but despite the passage of about 10 years, they have not yet been able to reach an agreement.