Egypt, South Sudan ratify studies to build Wau Dam
Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Hossam Moughazy - YOUM7(Archive)

CAIRO:  Egypt and South Sudan have reviewed and ratified studies on establishing a dam on South Sudanese Wau River, according to a statement from the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation Friday.

Egyptian Minister Hossam Moughazy is visiting South Sudan to implement bilateral cooperation deals in the water field, the statement added.

“The meeting discussed Egypt and South Sudan’s reviews and ratifications to establish the small multi-tasks dam (with maximum storage capacity of 2 billion cubic meters) in Western Bahr el Ghazal,” the statement read.

The second phase of the project is to get financial aid from donor countries and international bodies, the statement continued.

Egypt has given South Sudan a $1 billion grant to conduct feasibility studies, the statement said.

In October, Moughazy stated that the dam posed no threat to Egypt and all studies have been conducted in cooperation with Egypt.

Egypt is carrying out several projects in South Sudan, including the digging of 30 underground wells for about 500,000 citizens and a pumping station built in Wau by Egypt’s Arab Contractors company.

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