Today, the Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources issued a press statement, in which it revealed a decline in water levels equivalent to 90 million cubic meters per day, confirming the closure of the gates of the Renaissance Dam, and renewed its rejection of any unilateral actions in light of the efforts of the African Union and the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramafuza, to reach a consensus between the three countries.
The ministry said in its statement published by the Sudanese News Agency “SUNA”: “Local and international media circulated information and pictures taken by satellites indicating that Ethiopia started filling the Renaissance Dam with water before reaching an agreement on the first filling and operation, and the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources has requested its competent apparatus By measuring the levels of the Blue Nile by investigating the validity of this information, it became clear through the flow meters in the Dimim border station with Ethiopia that there is a retreat in the water levels, equivalent to 90 million cubic meters per day, confirming the closure of the gates of the Renaissance Dam. ”
The Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources renewed its rejection of any unilateral measures taken by any party, especially with the continued efforts of the African Union and the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramafuza, to reach a consensus between the three countries (Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia) regarding the sticking points that can be agreed upon if Political will is provided. The Sudanese government and the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources will follow these developments in a way that secures the Sudanese national interests.
The Ethiopian Water Minister, Celici Bekele, had announced today, Wednesday, that Ethiopia had begun filling the reservoir of the Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, a day after the failure of talks with Sudan and Egypt on the construction and operation of the dam.
The minister said in televised remarks: “The construction of the dam and the filling of the reservoir go hand in hand, filling the dam’s reservoir does not need to wait until its completion.” He added that “the water level rose from 525 meters to 560 meters.”
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