Ethiopia urges Egypt to stop 'unnecessary noise' on Nile dam

"Egypt should come on board instead of making unnecessary noise," Ethiopia president Hailemariam Desalegn said.

Ethiopia urges Egypt to stop 'unnecessary noise' on Nile dam

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday called on Egypt to stop what he described as "unnecessary noise" about a Nile dam project.

"Ethiopia has been working with riparian countries towards bringing about fair and equitable utilization of the Nile waters," Desalegn told the House of Peoples' Representatives, Ethiopia's lower house of parliament.

"Egypt should come on board instead of making unnecessary noise," he said.

Ethiopia is building a $6.4-billion dam on the Blue Nile, which represents Egypt's primary source of water.

The project has raised alarm bells in Egypt, the Arab world's most populous country, which fears a reduction of its historical share of Nile water.

Water distribution among Nile basin states has long been regulated by a colonial-era treaty giving Egypt and Sudan the lion's share of river water.

Last Mod: 24 Nisan 2014, 11:21
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Ernest
Ernest - 5 yıl Before

The Nile River water should have a management system representing all interested parties, particularly countries with direct access.

Biruk
Biruk - 5 yıl Before

The cost of the dam is wrong. Correct it.

sidi abdu
sidi abdu - 5 yıl Before

About time Egypt realize that game is over. Brandishing mouldy, old colonial treaty, which Ethiopia has nothing to do is not binding. It is about time to come to your sense and come to the table and get what Ethiopia offers. Else,the dog barks and the caravan marches

BENE
BENE - 5 yıl Before

WE CONTRIBUTE ENOUGH RAINS TO HAVE A FAIR SHARE ON NILE RIVER SYSTEM, BUT SOME NOISY MAKERS HAVE NO CONTRIBUTION AT ALL.