Translated by Ahmed Hussain
Local and international media reported information and satellite images indicating that Ethiopia had begun filling the Renaissance Dam with water before reaching an agreement on the first filling and operation.
The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources has asked its specialized agencies to measure the levels of the Blue Nile to investigate the accuracy of this information. It was evident from 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 Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources renews its rejection of any unilateral actions taken by any party, especially with the continued efforts of the African Union and South African President Cyril Ramavoza, to reach a consensus between the three countries on the sticking points that can be agreed upon if there is political will.
The Sudanese government and the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources will follow these developments in a way that secures the Sudanese national interests.
Information of the Ministry of Irrigation and Natural Resources 2020