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International River Network (IRN): “GERD Panel of Experts Report: Big Questions Remain"

A Proxy Campaign against Ethiopia? A Response by GERD National Panel of Experts (NPoE)

For so many years now the IRN, International River Network, this self-appointed “guardian” of all rivers of the world, has been leaving no stone unturned in its effort to subvert Ethiopia’s efforts to develop its water resources and lift its vast and growing population out of poverty.  This is manifested most glaringly in its incessant negative campaign against the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), initiated from the very first days when the idea of water resources development on the Abbay was floated, including even through the Nile Basin Initiative. 

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“ግብፆች ኢትዮጵያን ከሌሎች የተፋሰሱ አገሮች ጋር ማጋጨት ይፈልጋሉ”

ሪፓርተር  ዮሐንስ አንበርብር

አቶ ፈቅአህመድ ነጋሽ፣ የውኃ፣ መስኖና ኢነርጂ ሚኒስቴር የወሰንና ወሰን ተሻጋሪ ወንዞች ዳይሬክቶሬት ዳይሬክተር የመጀመሪያ ዲግሪያቸውን ከሀሮማያ ዩኒቨርሲቲ በግብርና ሲያገኙ፣ የማስትሬት ዲግሪያቸውን ደግሞ ከእንግሊዝ አገር በውኃ ማኔጅመንት አግኝተዋል፡፡


Ethiopia aims to finish dam in 3 years

Source: worldbulletin.net

Project manager Semegnew Bekele described the mega-dam as a "flagship" project for Ethiopia, ultimately aimed at improving citizens' lives.  Ethiopia hopes to finalize construction of its $4.7 billion hydroelectric dam project on the Nile River within three years, the director of the project said. "Implementation has been going according to schedule," project manager Semegnew Bekele told Anadolu Agency, noting that the dam would be 30 percent complete within a few months.


Study Shows the Huge Significance of the Grand Renaissance Dam Project (GERDP) to downstream Egypt and Sudan

A study showed that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERDP) on the Blue Nile has significance benefit for Sudan and Egypt as per the article published by Ethiopian International Professional Support for Abbay on the EIPSA Communicating Article. According to the research findings based on the GERD technical design and quantitative analysis, the benefits of the dam to downstream countries can be broadly categorized as hydropower, flood control and water regulation, sedimentation management and increasing quality and quantity of water.

Nader Fails to See Reason Over Ethiopia`s Claim on the River Nile

Source: http://zenileabbay.wordpress.com                        27 Nov 2013                                                            Writer: Zerihun Abebe Yigzaw

Since 2010 the Nile is a front page of weekly or daily newspapers and online news sources. This is due to the developments that the Nile Basin has been experiencing following the signing of the Cooperative Framework of the Nile (CFA) in Entebbe-Uganda on 14 May 2010 which declares the principle of equitable and reasonable utilization of the Nile waters for all riparian states as the corner stone of the New Nile Basin.



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