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Egypt angling to exert pressure on Ethiopia regarding Nile water share. Is Cairo capitalising on country’s internal difficulties?

7 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

by Asharq Al-Awsat

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi hoped on Tuesday that Nile dam project with Ethiopia will not exploited for political purposes.

He told reporters that he has seen “positive signs” from Ethiopia’s government in this regard.


In June, Abiy and El-Sisi signaled that they had made a breakthrough during talks in Cairo after an extended deadlock on the issue. The Egyptian president said at the time that the two countries have come a long way in building confidence and strengthening bilateral cooperation.

Abiy said at the time that his country was committed to securing Egypt’s share of Nile water.

Ahram Online

August 26, 2018

He added that Cairo wants “formal agreements” that Ethiopia will not reduce Egypt’s share of the Nile during the filling of what will be Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam.

“We need to turn Ethiopia’s goodwill into formal agreements,” he stressed.



“The waters of Egypt is not a subject for talk, and I assure you, no one can touch Egypt’s water,”

Egypt Independent , Nov. 18, 2017

Egypt fears the $4.8 billion dam could reduce its share of the Nile River, which provides virtually all its freshwater. Ethiopia says it needs the dam for its economic development.

The two have been at odds over how quickly the reservoir behind the dam will be filled and the impact it would have on Egypt’s share of the Nile.



Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam is a big challenge to Egypt’s aggressive stance over the Nile


ከሕወሃት ዘራፊዎች በስተቀር የሕዳሴው ግድብ ገንዘብ የገባበትን የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት አያወቅም! ግድቡም ገና አያሌ ዓመታትና ከፍተኛ ገንዘብ ያስወጣል!

6 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

(ኢሳት)–ነሐሴ 30/2010 ለሕዳሴው ግድብ ግንባታ ተሰብስቦ ከነበረው ገንዘብ ውስጥ ከግማሽ በመቶ በላይ የሚሆነው የገባበት አይታወቅም ተባለ።

ገንዘቡ የደረሰበትን ለማወቅም በመጣራት ላይ መሆኑን የሜቴክ የኮሜርሻልና ሲቪል ምርቶች ኦፕሬሽን ምክትል ዋና ዳይሬክተር ገልጸዋል።

በ5 አመት ይጠናቀቃል የተባለው የህዳሴው ግድብ ግንባታም ቢሆን ከ25ና ከ30 በመቶ በላይ አለመጠናቀቁም ታውቋል።

አቃቤ ህግ በበኩሉ በዚህ ሒደት ውስጥ ያሉ አካላት በሙሉ ተጠያቂ ይሆናሉ ብሏል።

በኢትዮጵያ ኤሌክትሪክ ሃይል ባለቤትነት እንዲሁም በመከላከያ ኢንጂነሪንግ ኮርፖሬሽን(ሜቴክ) እና ሳሊኒ ኩባንያ የስራ ተቋራጭ የሆኑበት የሕዳሴው ግድብ አፈጻጸም ዝቅተኛ ከመሆኑም በላይ ከፍተኛ ብክነትና ምዝበራ የተፈጸመበት መሆኑ ተገለጸ።

“ሕዳሴ ሲገለጥ” በሚል ርዕስ ዋልታ ኢንፎርሜስን ማዕከል ባዘጋጀው የምርመራ ዘገባ የሕዳሴው ግድብ በሰባት አመት ውስጥ ያለበት አፈጻጸም ያለበት ደረጃ ከ25 እስከ 30 በመቶ ብቻ መሆኑን አመላክቷል።

በተለይም የኤሌክትሮ ሜካኒካል ስራውን የተረከበው የመከላከያ ኢንጂነሪንግ ኮርፖሬሽን(ሜቴክ) ያለጨረታ ፕሮጀክቱን አጠናቆ ለማስረከብ በ25 ነጥብ 58 ቢሊየን ብር ተዋውሎ ስራውን መጀመሩን የኢትዮጵያ ኤሌክትሪክ ሃይል ዋና ስራ አስፈጻሚ የሆኑት ዶክተር አብርሃም በላይ ገልጸዋል።

ዋና ስራ አስፈጻሚው አክለው እንደገለጹት ኮርፖሬሽኑ እስከ አሁን ድረስ ወደ 16 ነጥብ 79 ቢሊየን ብር ክፍያ ተፍጽሞለታል።

ይህ ክፍያ ከፕሮጀክቱ አጠቃላይ ክፍያ 65 በመቶ ይሸፍናል።

በሌላ በኩል የሜቴክ የስራ አፈጻጸም 42 በመቶ ያህል ብቻ መሆኑን ዶክተር አብርሃም አስታውቀዋል።

ክፍያው ላልተሰሩ ስራዎች ብቻ ሳይሆን ገና ይሰራሉ ተብለው ለሚታሰቡት መፈጸሙን አረጋግጠዋል።

በሜቴክ የሚሰራው የኤሌክትሮ ሜካኒካል ስራ ከ30 በመቶ በታች በመሆኑ ስራቸውን እንዳጓተተባቸው የሳሊኒ ኮርፖሬሽን አማካሪ ሚኒስትር ሮበርት ማሪጊኒ ይህ ደግሞ ለተጨማሪ ክፍያ ጥያቄ እንደገፋው ገልጸዋል።

ሳሊኒ የጠየቀው ተጨማሪ ክፍያ 3 ነጥብ 259 ቢሊየን ብርና 338 ሚሊየን ዩሮ መሆኑን የኢትዮጵያ ኤሌክትሪክ ሃይል ዋና ስራ አስፈጻሚ ዶክተር አብርሃም በላይ አስታውቀዋል።

አለም አቀፍ ስምምነት በመሆኑም ክፍያው የግዴታ እንደሚፈጸም አክለው ገልጸዋል።

ማንም ከሕግ በላይ ስላልሆነ አጥፊዎችን ተጠያቂ እናደርጋለን ያሉት የሜቴክ ምክትል ዋና ዳይሬክተር አቶ አብዱላዚዝ መሐመድ ለዚህ ብክነት ሃገራዊ ሃላፊነት መውሰድ ግዴታ እንደሆነ አረጋግጠዋል።



ያ ያልነው ቀን ደረሰ መሰለኝ! ‘ለስኳር ኮርፖሬሽን መውደቅ ሜቴክ ትልቅ ድርሻ አለው፣ የስኳር ኮርፖሬሽን የቀድሞ አመራሮች መጠየቅ አለባቸው’ ተባለ – ሪፖርተር እንደዘገበው

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Egypt operationalizes Egyptsat to monitor progress of Ethiopia-constructed dam on the Nile River

17 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Egypt, fearing its access to the Nile river will be hindered, plans to use a new satellite to track Ethiopia’s construction of Africa’s largest dam.
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Potential solutions to Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute remain murky

13 Jan


Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in his meetings with the ministers of irrigation and defense and head of General Intelligence (Photo:Egyptian presidency, Ahram Jan 11, 2016)

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Participants kicked up plenty of dust at the most recent round of negotiations concerning the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, but once again departed with only an agreement to keep trying to reach an agreement.
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Can nations find ways to share water to avoid conflict? – The science perspective

29 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by John H. Lienhard and Kenneth M. Strzepek

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On the Blue Nile in Ethiopia, construction is underway on a public works project of gigantic physical proportions and exquisite political delicacy. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, now about halfway finished, amounts to a test: With water becoming precious enough to be the stuff of war, can nations find ways to share it?
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The Khartoum Declaration on GERD & the 1997 UN Convention on the Law of Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses

1 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The setting

Since the March 23, 2015 understanding between Ethiopia, Egypt and the Sudan, a lot of capable Ethiopians have kindly shared their insights and interpretation of the deal and concerns too. Notwithstanding that, however, the TPLF regime has persisted in its determination to withhold all and any information about the agreement it has entered into with these two neighbors and riparian states of the Nile Basin.
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Egypt says latest negotiation in Ethiopia on Nile Question “fruitful”

15 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Al-Masry Al-Youm

Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry announced on Saturday that the negotiations on the Renaissance Dam crisis, conducted during his visit to Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday, had proven “fruitful.”
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Egypt has traversed long distances to find some comfort in on-going construction of Ethiopia’s Nile dam

11 Nov

The Egyptian delegation during the fifth joint Egyptian-Ethiopian Committee (Credit: Al-Ahram Weekly)


By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

When I read Monday evening (Nov. 10) the one-paragraph story on Addis Fortune, titled The Construction of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam Will Cause No Harm to Egypt, attributed to Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, I was not certain how to take it. After all, it is just a quote from Addis Zemen, the Amharic daily, where TPLF-owned Ethiopian papers are given to promoting the Front’s propaganda, instead of writing information the people can read.
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