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Saturday , October 31 2020

Sudan confirms start of filling of lake behind Ethiopia dam

KHARTOUM, July 15: The Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources announced on Wednesday that the water level of Blue Nile was decreasing, which signals the closure of the gates of the Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia.

The dam’s construction, seen here in December 2019, began in 2011


The gauges of Al-Deem station on the borders with Ethiopia have registered a decline in the water level by 90 million cubic meters per day, the ministry said in a statement.
This remarkable decline confirms that Ethiopia has closed the gates of the Dam to fill the lake behind it.
Recent satellite photos of the dam confirm this conclusion, the statement pointed out.
It reaffirmed Sudan’s rejection of such unilateral step before reaching an agreement between the three concerned countries – Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia.
Yesterday, Sudan tabled a report to South Africa – the current presidency of the African Union, on the outcome of the recent trilateral negotiations ahead of a planned mini AU summit.(KUNA) –

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