Millennium Dam committee to meet in Sudan

Khartoum is hosting a two-day meeting of the tripartite technical committee that will evaluate Ethiopia’s Millennium Dam on Sunday. Four international experts from different specializations will be chosen to join the committee.

At some point within the next month, a meeting will be held in Cairo to discuss the evaluation process for the project.

An official source responsible for the Nile water dossier said Ethiopia has pledged to provide all information needed for the evaluation of the dam, adding that the tripartite committee will submit its recommendations to the governments of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia following an assessment period of six to nine months.

The report will include the benefits and drawbacks of the construction of the dam, and while the three states will announce a final position on the dam after considering the report, the committee’s opinion will be binding.

The source said that Egyptian cooperation with African and Nile Basin countries is continuing, and that port management training programs are currently being discussed. The source said these programs seek to train and increase the competitiveness of employees in marine ports and marine transportation companies.

Translated from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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