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Egypt, Sudan build pressure on Italian company responsible for building Ethiopia’s Nile dam

As Ethiopia is set to start the second filling phase of its controversial dam on the Blue Nile, Egypt and Sudan blame the Italian contracting giant Salini Impregilo that built the dam for neglecting the environmental and social impacts the project will have on the two downstream countries.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly (R) and his Sudanese counterpart Abdalla Hamdok give a joint press conference after meeting in Cairo, Egypt, March 11, 2021.

Egypt and Sudan are trying to intensify their efforts to pressure the Italian contracting giant Salini Impregilo (currently Webuild) that had won a contract to build the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Ethiopia. 

Sudan recently declared its intention to sue the Italian company should Addis Ababa proceed with the second filling stage of the dam’s reservoir.

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