Ethiopia Plans More New Dams: Minister

11 Nov 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia
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Ethiopia is planning to build new dams on rivers other than the Nile in order to “take advantage of all out water resources,” Minister of Energy and Water Motuma Mekasa said this week.As an example, Mekasa cited the planned Gibe IV and V dams on the Omo River on the Kenyan border. He said there were no conflicts between Ethiopia and Kenya over the Gibe dams.“We took into consideration the social and economic interests of the downstream countries,” Star Africa quoted him as saying.His comments come just days after the Tripartite National Committee, comprising experts from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan, concluded its 9th round of talks over Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project, currently under construction on the Blue Nile near the Sudanese border...

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