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The Grand #Ethiopia’n Renaissance Dam (#GERD) #2

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The window for any possible attack on the dam has closed, given the fact that the reservoir is nearly full, - Timothy Kaldas #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @AlsisiOfficial @MofaSudan @JoeBiden @UN @JosepBorrell @_AfricanUnion @OlusegunObasnjo @EU_Commission MeYNoEeMoW Click To Tweet


The dam project in Ethiopia is an illustrative example of the extent to which national modernization projects and environmental dependencies are simultaneously reinforced by the constant threat of climate change. Tobias Zumbrägel #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM Click To Tweet


The Nile riparian’s must understand that the river is a common resource whose effective management must be approached from a basin-wide perspective #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @MikeHammerUSA @AUC_MoussaFaki @Oolusegun_obj @Bankole_Adeoye @antonioguterres Click To Tweet


It is only through cooperation that Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, and the other riparian’s can peacefully resolve conflicts over the Nile and achieve the type of water use that will contribute significantly to regional economy #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @USAmbUN Click To Tweet


Once completed, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will be nearly twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty and as wide as the Brooklyn Bridge is long. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @SecBlinken @StateDeptSpox @SamanthaJPower @EUtoAU @Pontifex @PMOIndia Click To Tweet


Sitting on the Blue Nile, the main tributary of the Nile River, the Great renaissance dam of Ethiopia is the largest hydro-electric project in Africa. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @ChinaEmbAddis @AlsisiOfficial @MofaSudan @JoeBiden @UN @JosepBorrell Click To Tweet


With a little co-operation between Ethiopia and its downstream neighbors, Egypt and Sudan, the #GERD could be a boon for the whole region. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @_AfricanUnion @OlusegunObasnjo @EU_Commission @MikeHammerUSA @AUC_MoussaFaki Click To Tweet


Resolving conflicts involving the Nile River is most likely to be more successful through improvements in relations between the riparian’s and not through external intervention. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @Oolusegun_obj @Bankole_Adeoye @antonioguterres Click To Tweet


Ethiopia’s primary interest in the GERD, and any future development project, is for hydroelectric power generation that does not lead to a permanent reduction in the river’s flow. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @USAmbUN @SecBlinken @StateDeptSpox @SamanthaJPower… Click To Tweet


Bonded by a shared river and a long history, and increasingly interdependent on each other, Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan do not have any choice other than negotiating in good faith to overcome the challenges on their paths. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @EUtoAU Click To Tweet


With a clear understanding of their shared destiny, it should not be impossible to reach an agreement that will satisfy Ethiopia’s development aspirations without undermining Egypt’s and Sudan’s water security. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @Pontifex @PMOIndia… Click To Tweet


With nearly two-thirds of its population lacking access to electricity, Ethiopia is keen to develop its water resources to meet its growing energy demand. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @ChinaEmbAddis @AlsisiOfficial @MofaSudan @JoeBiden @UN @JosepBorrell Click To Tweet


Ethiopia’s Blue Nile Dam is a point of inflection where the past meets the present, with a potentially significant change of course. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @_AfricanUnion @OlusegunObasnjo @EU_Commission @MikeHammerUSA @AUC_MoussaFaki @Oolusegun_obj Click To Tweet


For Ethiopia, the hydroelectric power project will have a transformative effect on its 64 million citizens who are currently not connected to the electric grid. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @Bankole_Adeoye @antonioguterres @USAmbUN @SecBlinken @StateDeptSpox Click To Tweet


Downstream countries that depend on the Nile could and should do more to invest in projects that tackle deforestation, reduce land degradation, and mitigate environmental risks. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @SamanthaJPower @EUtoAU @Pontifex @PMOIndia Click To Tweet


Egypt, which considers itself as a historical steward of the Nile, has done virtually nothing to help preserve its ecosystem. While Ethiopia the source and major contributor of Nile has planted over 25 billion trees within the last 4 yrs. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @ChinaEmbAddis Click To Tweet


Initiated in 2011, the GERD is a $5bn project that will have a transformative effect and results in economic miracle on Ethiopia. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @AlsisiOfficial @MofaSudan @JoeBiden @UN @JosepBorrell @_AfricanUnion @OlusegunObasnjo @EU_Commission Click To Tweet


The GERD will put Ethiopia on track to meet one of the key provisions of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 7, which calls for universal access to affordable and reliable sustainable energy by 2030. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @MikeHammerUSA @AUC_MoussaFaki… Click To Tweet


The GERD will also help alleviate the loss of revenue that businesses in East Africa face due to electric power interruption. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM Oolusegun_obj @Bankole_Adeoye @antonioguterres @USAmbUN @SecBlinken @StateDeptSpox @SamanthaJPower Click To Tweet


For Ethiopia, revenues from hydropower exports will help alleviate pressing economic challenges such as shortage of foreign currency and a buildup of the national debt burden. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @EUtoAU @Pontifex @PMOIndia @ChinaEmbAddis Click To Tweet


Access to electricity is an important driver of poverty reduction, economic growth, and industrial production. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @AlsisiOfficial @MofaSudan @JoeBiden @UN @JosepBorrell @_AfricanUnion @OlusegunObasnjo @EU_Commission @MikeHammerUSA Click To Tweet


An effective utilization of the GERD is very likely to boost economic growth in the energy-hungry Eastern African countries. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @AUC_MoussaFaki @Oolusegun_obj @Bankole_Adeoye @antonioguterres @USAmbUN @SecBlinken @StateDeptSpox Click To Tweet


Egypt should acknowledge regional benefits of #GERD as well as Ethiopia’s right to an equitable utilization of its natural resources. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @SamanthaJPower @EUtoAU @Pontifex @PMOIndia @ChinaEmbAddis @AlsisiOfficial @MofaSudan @JoeBiden Click To Tweet


The GERD offers an opportunity for greater regional collaboration, and does not have to be a cause for regional destabilization. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @UN @JosepBorrell @_AfricanUnion @OlusegunObasnjo @EU_Commission @MikeHammerUSA @AUC_MoussaFaki Click To Tweet


A fair and equitable utilization of the Nile River benefits all parties and creates a potential for long-term development and cooperation in the region. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @Oolusegun_obj @Bankole_Adeoye @antonioguterres @USAmbUN @SecBlinken Click To Tweet


Ethiopia is keen to develop its vast potential for hydroelectricity generation in the Nile basin to become a regional hub of electric power exports. @StateDeptSpox @SamanthaJPower @EUtoAU @Pontifex @PMOIndia @ChinaEmbAddis @AlsisiOfficial @MofaSudan Click To Tweet


The GERD is a developmental project rather than a security-based political project. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @JoeBiden @UN @JosepBorrell @_AfricanUnion @OlusegunObasnjo @EU_Commission @MikeHammerUSA @AUC_MoussaFaki @Oolusegun_obj @Bankole_Adeoye Click To Tweet


For millions of Ethiopians #GERD is not only a piece of physical infrastructure that generates electricity but is also a symbol of unity in the face of poverty and perceived backwardness. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @antonioguterres @USAmbUN @SecBlinken Click To Tweet


The purpose of #GERD is to generate power, contribute to economic development, promote cooperation beyond borders, and regional integration through generating clean sustainable energy that can be relied on. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @StateDeptSpox Click To Tweet


Ethiopia believes that the construction, filling, and operation of the #GERD is a sovereign right that cannot be disputed or compromised under any circumstances. #GERD #AFRICAN_DAM @SamanthaJPower @EUtoAU @Pontifex @PMOIndia @ChinaEmbAddis Click To Tweet


#GERD will usher in a new era and help brighten the mostly dark landscape that appears in nighttime images of Ethiopia. #GERD  #AFRICAN_DAM @AlsisiOfficial @MofaSudan @JoeBiden @UN @JosepBorrell @_AfricanUnion @OlusegunObasnjo @EU_Commission Click To Tweet

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