The Nile River, undated - Pixabay/qalbmoslem
CAIRO - 25 January 2020: Egypt’s Cabinet denied social media reports claiming that the Nile water level declined and may a large numbder of farmers lose their jobs.
The government announced in a statement that such rumors are groundless, calling people to be careful in dealing with such baseless information.
The Cabinet’s media center affirmed that it had contacted the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, which denied the information.
The Nile water level is naturally changing due to rainfall and floods, the government said, noting that the amount of released water subject to very accurate management that depends on the various sectors’ water needs.
Nile water share is a matter of life for Egypt and the government chaired by Prime Minister Moutasfa Madbouly framed a plan of water rationalization to achieve sustainability, amid differences with Ethiopia, which announced filling the reservoir of the conRenaissance Dam in July 2020.
On 22 January 2020, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with a number of ministers, discussing developments of the GERD issue a week after Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia. The countries concerned with the construction of the $4 billion dam, which has a total volume of 10.4 million cubic meters, finally achieved a breakthrough and agreed on an agreement concerning the technical and scientific problems on the dam construction.