Egyptian Water Minister: Ethiopian Dams Not Unfairly Using Nile Water
Egyptian Minister of Works and Water Resources Mahmoud Abu Zaid said on Tuesday that Ethiopia’s dams were not cutting into Egypt’s share of Nile water, and denied that Israel had helped set up any such dams, reported Al Gumhoria Arabic daily.
Responding to a statement by independent lawmaker Mohammed Khalil Quaitah, the minister said there was full coordination among the Nile basin countries to make optimal use of the river water.
He added that Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia had formed a committee about three weeks ago. The committee, he said, had toured all the Blue Nile areas on a fact-finding mission.
“The dam on (Ethiopia’s) Lake Tata was built in 1964 for electricity generation only, and not for water storage,” the minister said – Albawaba.com