Ethiopia/Egypt/Sudan: French firms to study Nile use

Issue 315 - 14 Jan 2016
The governments of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan signed an agreement in Khartoum on 29 December for French firms Artelia and BRL to study the potential impact of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam on the flow of the Nile River. Technical studies are due to start in February, and will take 6-15 months to complete, according to Sudanese officials. The dam is already under construction by Italy’s Salini, but Ethiopia has said it will not divert any water from the Nile into the dam’s reservoir until the studies are complete.

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