CAIRO – 13 July 2020: Egypt is expected to submit its final report on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations to South Africa as the incumbent head of the African Union on Monday after ten days of negotiations that started earlier on July 3. All of the three countries, ‘Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia’ which held Intensive discussions on the dam during the past days will issue their final reports on the negotiation’s outcomes. Constructions in the Grand Renaissance Dam started on April 2, 2011 at a cost of $4.8 billion. Since May 2011, Cairo has voiced its concern over how the dam can reduce the country’s annual shares of 55.5 billion cubic meters of Nile water. Egypt’s average water per-capita is expected to drop from 663 cubic meters per year to 582 cubic meters by 2025, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in 2014.
Source: Egypt Today July 13, 2020 09:00 UTC