The tripartite committee on the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam will meet on June 10 with international consultants who will be tasked with technical studies of the dam, Egypt’s Irrigation and Water Resources Minister has said.
Minister Hossam Moghazy said in press statements on Monday that the committee comprising of officials from Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, will meet with representatives from the French and Dutch consultancy firms to discuss their offers for technical studies. He added that contracts for the offers will be signed at a later meeting in Cairo mid-June.
Egypt fears the Ethiopian dam will affect its historical Nile water share of 55 billion square meters, which it enjoys based on a 1959 agreement with Sudan, while Ethiopia frequently reassures Cairo it will not lose its interests.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm