Egypt’s Irrigation Minister to Visit Ethiopia

Egypt’s irrigation minister, Hossam Moghazi, said on Sunday that he will pay a visit to Ethiopia next week for the opening of the first meeting of a national committee which includes 12 water experts from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan.

This National committee has been appointed to make studies on the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Moghazi will be accompanied by the Sudanese and the Ethiopian irrigation ministers during his three-day visit next week.

Moghazi’s statements came in a meeting with journalists in Alexandria, Egypt in the presence of the Head of Cooperation at the Delegation of the European Union, Diego Escalona.

Last Month, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia’s irrigation ministers signed an agreement to conduct two studies to gauge the effects of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam on neighboring countries.

The committee has been given a six-month deadline starting from 1 September 2014 to formulate a timeframe to carry out the reports.

Source: ahramonline

Source : Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency