Egypt - Sudan Nile water organization meets today
Egypt-Sudan, Economics, 2/16/1998
The activities of the joint organization overseeing the Nile River between Egypt and Sudan started today in Al-Khartoum and are scheduled to last four days.
The Egyptian minister of public works and water resources said the meeting is to be considered a serious start between water experts in the two countries to review what was previously agreed upon. He also said this meeting is the first between the two parties in five years.
An Egyptian source said Egypt hopes that stability prevails in southern Sudan, in order to resume the establishment of the Gongli canal.
The source said both sides will discuss international bank participation in establishing water projects in the two countries within the agreement held between the international bank and the Nile basin countries to establish 22 projects at a cost of $100 million.
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