Sudan will benefit from Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam: Irrigation Minister
Addis Ababa, June 15 (WIC) - Sudan’s Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources said his country would benefit greatly from the Dam as it would reduce the amount of silt which at the moment costs millions of dollars every year to clear away.
Addressing a symposium entitled “Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam and future of development in the Sudan,” the Minister, Professor Saif Addin Hamad Abdallah said, his Ministry had conducted several studies on the Nile and the countries of the Nile Basin.
It has a full picture of what is happening with the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and it has a strategy to deal with this and with other proposed dams.
“Sudan would benefit greatly from the Dam as it would reduce the amount of silt which at the moment costs millions of dollars every year to clear away,” the Minister said.
He noted that the Dam would also assist in the areas of irrigated agriculture in Sudan and in power generation.
He said the Dam would be beneficial to Egypt as well as it would reduce the quantity of silt that has been accumulating in the High Dam Lake.
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