Director of the Renaissance Dam: The danger of the dam to Egypt and Sudan does not mean Ethiopia

Today, Friday, the director of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam indicated that Egypt and Sudan may be affected by the filling operations of the dam, and despite the possible effects on the two downstream countries, he ruled out stopping the third filling process, considering that it is an automatic process.

He revealed that the energy that was launched from the dam has entered the electricity network in Ethiopia, stressing that the construction process of the Renaissance Dam will not stop for any reason, according to what he said in an interview with Al-Arabiya channel.

He said that the dam is impenetrable and any talk about its dangers and the possibility of its collapse is incorrect, adding that Ethiopia has exchanged information about the dam with Egypt and Sudan.

Meanwhile, he announced the start of testing the second turbine to produce electricity within weeks, pointing out that the statements of Egypt and Sudan regarding the danger and effects of the dam do not mean Ethiopia, justifying this, that Ethiopia did not exceed what was agreed upon in 2015 regarding filling operations.

Egypt had reiterated that the Renaissance Dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River is linked to an “existential issue” for Egypt and its people, while efforts have not yet resulted in an agreement on the dam, which raises concerns in Cairo and Khartoum over their water quotas.

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