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Ministry of Irrigation: water levels recorded by Ministry suggest start of filling of GERD

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Khartoum, July 15 (SUNA) – The ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources has issued a press release today, disclosing that the reduction of the water levels of about 90 million cubic meters per day, confirm the closure of the gates of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, renewing its rejection to any unilateral procedures in light of the efforts of the African Union, and President of South Africa, Cyril Ramafuza, to reach consensus between the three countries.

SUNA, hereunder publishes the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources press release:

Local and international media widely circulated reports supported by satellite imagery that Ethiopia had begun filling the Renaissance Dam reservoir before reaching an agreement on the first filling and operation.

These reports are confirmed by water levels recorded by the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources of the Blue Nile in Sudan. The figure of 90 Million Cubic Meters release per day recorded at Daim station in Sudan suggest that the filling of the GERD has started indeed.

The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources reiterates its firm rejection of any unilateral actions taken by any party, especially at a time the efforts of the African Union and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa continues to reach an agreement between the three countries on the pending issues that could be resolved with robust political will.

The Government of Sudan and the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources will follow these developments in a manner that secures the national interests of Sudan.

 

Media and Public relations Dept.

Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources

July 15, 2020

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