The International Panel of Experts for environmental impact assessment of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project has paid a visit to the construction site.
The experts have noted that the visit would make their forthcoming activity easier. The experts held a closed door session on Thursday at Sheraton Addis.
Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Mohammed Idris said the experts would carry out activities fulfilling the needs of the three countries based on the realities on the ground.
Sudanese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Abdulrahman Seer el Karim for his part said he was able to realize that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project was progressing well.
Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation, Mihret Debebe also said the project is being executed in a way that would minimize tensions among neighboring countries.
“The International Panel of Experts would realize from the study, design and current status of the project that there is nothing hidden from the riparian countries,” Mihret said.
“They would realize that the reality far from the rumors that were disseminated about the project; this would have quite a significant role in building mutual trust among the countries.”
The International Panel of Experts which commenced its activity officially on Tuesday, 15 May 2012, consists of 10-members. Six of the experts are from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan while the rest four are international experts.