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Ethiopia begins filling Nile Dam

Christian Fernsby |
Ethiopia said it started to fill the Hidase Dam built on the Nile River.

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Topics: ETHIOPIA    NILE DAM   

Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy Seleshi Bekele, said water is being kept in the dam in accordance with construction plans, according to FANA Television.

Bekele said water levels increased from 525 meters to 560 meters and satellite pictures on social media that show the water in the dam were correct.

Even though Ethiopia did not get results in negotiations with Egypt and Sudan, it announced in June the dam will be filled with the onset of the rain period.

Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement regarding media reports that Ethiopia began to fill the dam and requested Ethiopia make an urgent statement about the correctness of media reports.


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