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Ethiopia says Nile dam to go ahead regardless of impact study

Addis Ababa, Sept 21, 2016 (AFP) -Construction of Ethiopia’s controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on Nile River will go ahead whatever the findings of an environmental impact report agreed with Egypt and Sudan, the government said Wednesday.

“This study cannot affect construction of the dam. Construction of the dam will continue,” Mutuma Mikasa, minister for water, irrigation and electricity, told a news conference.

He spoke after returning from a meeting in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, where two French engineering firms signed a contract to conduct an environmental impact study in the presence of top diplomats from Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan.

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