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Spannungen durch Äthiopiens Nildammprojekt

July 12, 2021 - Äthiopien füllt das Reservoir hinter seinem riesigen Wasserkraftwerk, dem Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, bereits das zweite Jahr, obwohl es diplomatische Kampagnen seitens Sudan und Ägypten gibt, die den Damm als Gefahr für die eigene Versorgung mit Nilwasser sehen.

Ethiopia’s prime minister has sought to reassure Egypt and Sudan that the filling of the dam “will not inflict any significant harm” on the two nations that are seeking international help to resolve a dispute over the dam’s operations.

Egypt and Sudan have said 10 years of negotiations with Ethiopia have failed and the filling of the dam’s reservoir not only violates a 2015 agreement but poses “an existential threat” to 150 million people in their downstream nations.

The dam on the Blue Nile is 80 percent complete and expected to reach full generating capacity in 2023, making it Africa’s largest hydroelectric plant. Ethiopia says the project is essential to promote economic development and make sure the vast majority of its people do not lack electricity.

PUBLISHED: 12/07/2021; STORY: Graphic News