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Egypt plans for dam alternative in disputed area

Now that negotiations over the Renaissance Dam project have failed, Egypt wants to build a separate dam in the Shalateen area to compensate for the country’s water loss.
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CAIRO — Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry visited Ethiopia on Dec. 26 in an attempt to resume technical negotiations and break the deadlock on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

According to a statement issued by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt called on the World Bank to intervene as a neutral technical mediator in the technical committee studying the impacts of the GERD construction.

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