Posted on: Saturday, June 26, 2021 – 3:45 PM | Last update: Saturday, June 26, 2021 – 3:45 PM
The director of the Roseires Dam reservoir, Engineer Hamid Mohamed Ali, confirmed that the Al-Dim station on the “Sudanese-Ethiopian” border, which is about 100 km from Roseires, has not detected any decrease in the level of daily revenue from the Ethiopian plateau to Sudan until the present time, which indicates The Ethiopian side has not yet started the second filling of the Renaissance Dam.
Ali added, in exclusive statements to “Al-Shorouk”, that the situation is still stable so far, and no indications have been monitored confirming the start of Ethiopia in the second filling of the Renaissance Dam, especially since the El-Dim station has not detected any decrease in levels.
The director of the Roseires Dam reservoir explained that the daily intake of the Blue Nile’s revenue at the present time is about 70 million cubic meters daily.
Ali stated that Ethiopia had discharged 600 million cubic meters of water from the Renaissance Dam, last April, during the completion of the ramping works of the middle passage through which water will be passed from the Renaissance Dam, which led to an increase in the water level in the Roseires Dam lake over over the past period.
The director of the Roseires Dam reservoir explained that the dam lake currently contains 1.3 billion cubic meters, and then we are working to empty the 300 million cubic meters (the excess quantity) until we reach the implementation of the targeted precautionary measures set by the Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation, and we reach a level Only one billion cubic meters in the lake in anticipation of the second filling, which is planned by Ethiopia at the beginning of next July.
The Director of the Engineering Department in the Ethiopian Ministry of Defense, General Buta Bachata Debele, had stated in an interview with “Russia Today” channel that his country’s government had started the second phase of filling the Renaissance Dam.
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