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Sudan commits machinery to assist Ethiopia’s power projects

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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

December 30, 2011 (ADDIS ABABA) – Sudan has delivered a range of machinery to Ethiopia that it had pledged to contribute in support of ongoing development activities.

Last October Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir offered Ethiopia $10 million USD worth of heavy machinery after a high-level Ethiopian delegation, led by the Minister of Water and Energy, Alemayehu Tegenu, visited Khartoum where it held talks with Bashir and other senior government officials.

The meeting led to an agreement between Sudan and Ethiopia to establish a tripartite technical committee to assess the potential impact of the controversial hydroelectric dam project which Ethiopia intends to build on the Blue Nile river.

The Ethiopian delegation visit further secured donations of machinery from the Sudanese Government - paving a new chapter of cooperation in the area of hydroelectricity and irrigation between the two East African neighbours.

Machinery, including bulldozers, excavators, loaders, drilling machines and trucks which have been donated by Khartoum, arrived in Ethiopia this week.

According to Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water and Energy, the funds from Sudan aim to encourage development activities in Ethiopia.

A 100MW power network link between Ethiopia and Sudan is also under construction and is expected to be functioning by the beginning of 2012.

Ethiopia, which is the source of over 80% of the Nile’s water, insists that it has the right to execute development projects in Nile River despite long standing protests from downstream countries, such as Sudan and Egypt, who are concerned that any projects along the river will impact on their share of the water.

A colonial era agreement granted Egypt and Sudan control over most of the Nile’s water. However, a group of riparian countries, led by Ethiopia are using the 1999 Nile Basin Initiative to claim more water shares and the right to carry out development projects along the river.

Ethiopia further argues that the construction of the USD$4.8 billion hydro power project launched in April 2011 will not harm down stream countries but will instead provide them with electricity and help to regulate the flow of water.

(ST)

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  • 31 December 2011 09:35, by Darkangel

    This is the kind of cooperation that should be happening between Sudan & South Sudan. But both sides are so fueled by their hatred for each other they dont know whats in their best interest. Helping rebels against each other will only bring suffering to the people.

    The south needs the north and vis versa ! Any idiot can see that. But admitting to it first is the hard bit, especially South Sudan.

    repondre message

    • 1 January 2012 08:43, by John Gum

      Bashir is becoming weak on rebels hand,so he is trying to buy help from ethiopia to fight rebels.

      repondre message

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