Showing posts with label Nile River. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nile River. Show all posts

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Egypt rejects accusation of using Sudan's Nile water quota

Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry rejected on Wednesday the statements of his Sudanese counterpart that Egypt used some of Sudan's Nile water quota for many years.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Torrential rain and flooding in Egypt: Water cuts in multiple governorates as Egypt's Nile turns murky brown

Residents and commuters traveling the length of Egypt's Nile River have been treated in the last couple of days to the sight of murky brown water, as the country was hit earlier this week by severe floods, which muddied the river with sand.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Egypt limits area for rice cultivation in 2017 to preserve water

Egypt will decrease land area used for rice production in the 2017 season with a decrease of 34.6 percent, according to a decree issued by the Ministry of Irrigation and published in the Official Gazette on Sunday.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Italy's Eni raises potential of Egyptian Nile Delta gas field Baltim

Italy’s Eni has upgraded the potential production of the Egyptian Nile Delta gas field, Baltim South West, to 1 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas, the company stated on its website on Thursday.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign final contracts on Nile dam studies

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed the final contracts for the long-awaited technical studies on the impact on downstream countries of a giant dam that Addis Ababa is building, Egypt’s state news agency MENA reported.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Renaissance Dam will not negatively affect Egypt: Ethiopia's Parliament Speaker

Addis Ababa will not allow Egypt and its people to suffer from negative effects of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Ethiopia’s parliament speaker Abadula Gemeda assured an Egyptian MP during a Pan-African Parliament meeting in South Africa’s Johannesburg.

Friday, January 01, 2016

At Least 18 People Killed as Ferry Boat Sinks in Egypt

CAIRO -- State TV reported on Friday that at least 18 people were killed on Thursday night when a ferry boat sank in the Nile River. According to the report, the incident took place in Kafr el-Sheikh province, about 140 km north of Cairo.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia sign deal on Nile dam

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia signed a deal Tuesday on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) following three days of meetings in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Renaissance Dam negotiations currently 'difficult' (Egypt's prime minister)

Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said on Monday that negotiations are currently "difficult" over Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam which is currently being built on the Blue Nile, state owned MENA agency reported.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Cairo worried rate of Renaissance Dam construction too quick to execute recommendations

Egypt expressed worries on Sunday that the construction rate of Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam is too quick to carry out any future recommendations of the tripartite committee, state news agency MENA reported.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Egypt to hold meeting on Renaissance Dam with Sudan and Ethiopia

Egypt has invited Sudanese and Ethiopian officials for a meeting in Cairo next week to discuss issues regarding Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam, according to an announcement by Minister of Water Sources and Irrigation Hossam Moghazi.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Foreign consultants miss Renaissance Dam deadline; Egypt concerned

Egypt's irrigation minister Hossam Moghazi expressed on Sunday Egypt’s concern about the failure of foreign consultancy firms to submit reports on the impact of the Renaissance Dam, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Renaissance Dam tripartite meetings to resume in Ethiopia

Egypt's Minister of Irrigation, Hossam Moghazi, said on Monday that the tripartite committee for Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam will meet on 20 and 21 August in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Egypt has removed over 4,000 'encroachments' from Nile

Egypt’s irrigation ministry has “removed 4,727 encroachments” from Nile waters in Cairo and Upper Egypt’s Aswan and Assiut, as part of its campaign to protect the river, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

No connection between Egypt's Nile phosphate accident and poisoning cases (Minister)

Egypt's minister of water and irrigation has denied any connection between cases of poisoning in the Nile Delta city of Sharqiya and the sinking of a barge in the Nile carrying phosphate.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Phosphate-carrying barge still in Nile (Egyptian official)

Efforts are still ongoing to take out the sunken barge from the Nile that was carrying phosphate, a spokesman for Egypt’s National Water and Sanitation Company told Ahram Online Thursday.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign declaration of principles to resolve Nile dam dispute (UPDATED)

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed a declaration of principles on Monday, in a critical step towards resolving a four-year dispute over Nile water sharing arrangements among Basin countries.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Egypt is 'highly sensitive' to any project to hold Nile water (Irrigation minister)

Egyptian irrigation minister Hossam Moghazi stressed that Egypt is “highly sensitive” towards any project to store Nile water in upstream countries, as it might diminish the country’s water supply, state news agency MENA reported.

Ethiopia is currently building a large dam on the Blue Nile, the Nile’s largest tributary.The Renaissace Dam is to include a 74-billion-cubic-metre reservoir when finished.

Grand Renaissance Dam: Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al -Sisi has asked a government commission to review a proposed Nile agreement with Ethiopia and Sudan.

 Al-Sisi held a meeting Tuesday with Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi.

"The meeting discussed the outcome of meetings of a Nile panel on a [proposed] declaration of principles between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the Renaissance Dam," presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef said in a statement.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Grand Renaissance Dam: Hydro diplomacy on the Nile

A long-simmering water conflict between Ethiopia and Egypt has moved a step closer to resolution, after the countries' foreign ministers announced last week they had reached a preliminary agreement on sharing Nile water.

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