Mega Damming of the Life giving waters of Ethiopia. This process is menacing the existence of the inhabitants of the region by drying the sources and lakes. The main reason advertised for damming is for production of Electricity and exporting energy. This could be done by small human level dams.The underlying reason is to the irrigation for the great land grabbing for cash crop exportation for financial speculators. Moreover, such mega projects leads to undue water crisis.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Millennium Dam committee to meet in Sudan | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt
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.