- Category: Water Power
10 Jan 2013
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Eastern Nile Subsidiary Action Program (ENSAP): Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have made significant strides in strengthening Eastern Nile cooperation since the launch of the Eastern Nile Subsidiary Action Program in 1999, within the framework of the Nile Basin Initiative. In launching ENSAP, the Eastern Nile Council of Ministers (ENCOM) agreed to ensure efficient water management and optimal use of resources, target poverty alleviation and promote economic integration through cooperative investments.
The first joint institution of the three countries – the Eastern Nile Regional Technical Office (ENTRO) – was established in 2002 to oversee the preparation of a major EN investment program. Moreover, several projects (identified as part of IDEN and an associated “fast track” set of investments) were undertaken to demonstrate the benefits of cooperation and begin the dialogue about a broader program of activities amongst the riparian.
Among these projects, there were two important power projects namely the Ethiopia-Sudan Transmission Interconnection and the Eastern Nile Power Trade project. In the following, brief descriptions and main finding of the two projects is presented.
Mr Mamdouh Hassan, Regional Hydro Power Expert, ENTRO, leads us through these projects and findings. Download the full report here
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