Premier says 2nd filling of GERD ensures benefits in reducing floods in Sudan
Addis Ababa, April 18, 2021 (FBC) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reaffirmed that Ethiopia, in developing Abbay River for its needs, has no intention of causing harm to lower riparian countries.
The premier underscored that heavy rains last year enabled successful first filling of the GERD while the presence of the dam itself has undoubtedly prevented severe flooding in neighboring Sudan.
Ahead of the 2nd filling, Ethiopia is releasing more water from last year storage through newly completed outlets and sharing information, he said.
The next filling takes place only during heavy rainfall months of July/August, ensuring benefits in reducing floods in Sudan.