Ministers of Water Affairs of Ethiopia, Egypt and the Sudan visit GERD

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Ministers of Water Affairs of Ethiopia, Egypt and the Sudan have visited the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) Project today (October 17). Hoping to further boost the level of existing transparency and in turn up lift the confidence among the three countries with regard to the Dam, Ethiopia has facilitated the visit. During the visit minister of water, irrigation and electricity of Ethiopia, Engineer Sileshi Bekele, explained to his counterparts about the major positive impacts the mega project will have both in Ethiopia as well as the countries of the region up on its completion. Commending Ethiopia for facilitating the visit, the Minister of Water Affairs of the Sudan noted this important visit signals that the cooperation between the three countries is at an improved stage than any other time. Following the visit, there will be a trilateral ministerial meeting tomorrow on 18 October 2017, between the three ministers during which, among others, a pending issues regarding the international Panel of Expert's (IPoE) two recommended studies will be discussed, it was learned.

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