Resident Ambassadors Getting Brief On GERD

Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Energy is briefing resident ambassadors of several countries in Addis Ababa on the current status of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

The Water, Irrigation and Energy Minister Dr. Engineer Sileshi Bekele, in the briefing, highlighted the negotiations held between Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt concerning the construction process of the dam.

Dr. Engineer Sileshi Bekele explaining the reasons why the discussions brokered by the United States and the World Bank failed to address the dispute between the three riparian countries.

The Minister told the ambassadors that GERD will not bring any significant harm to downstream countries.

Construction of GERD reached 73 percent, and Ethiopia is set to start filling it with water as of the upcoming July 2020, the Minister briefed the ambassadors.