Saturday, February 7, 2015

Tanzania parliament disappointed over delay to ratify Nile River agreement -Coastweek -

DAR ES SALAAM, (Xinhua) --  Tanzanian parliament on Monday said the delay by the government to ratify the Nile River Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement (CFA) was denying the east African country the right to make good use of the Nile River water.
“Tanzania could have benefitted through the use of the Nile River water for power generation, irrigation farming and for domestic use,” Saidi Nkumba, the vice-chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Water, Agriculture and Livestock, told the National Assembly in Dodoma when tabling the January 2014 to January 2015 implementation report of the parliamentary on water, agriculture and livestock.
Nkumba said the agreement has set clear procedures of the Nile River water sharing among the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) member states of Tanzania, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Egypt and Sudan.
He said only Ethiopia and Rwanda have ratified the CFA.
In October 2014, Mark Mwandosya, the Minister of State in the President’s Office, said the cabinet has okayed the CFA to be ratified.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Egypt Water Report Q1 2015 - New Market Research Report | USPRwire

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[USPRwire, Mon Jan 26 2015] This quarter has seen the extensive upgrading of our water sector forecasts for Egypt, which now include mains and sewage network connectivity, desalinated water production, non mains consumption and treated wastewater forecasts. We have also revised our existing forecasts to take the new data into account. Overall, we believe that the political recovery, and influx of financial support and foreign investment from various sources including the UAE and the US, will improve the country's economy, and increased stability will encourage sustained water infrastructure investment. Given the ongoing risks of reduced water availability due to the Ethiopian dam plans, we view the additional investment as crucial to boosting Egypt's water resources over the medium term.

The election of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been positive for Egypt's infrastructure development and the country's economy in general. Our Country Risk team expects a significant upswing in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into Egypt over the coming quarters as political stability and pent-up demand entice investors back into the country. Furthermore, President Sisi has indicated that infrastructure development is a top priority for his government and given the imminent threat of a reduction in the Nile flows following the completion of the contentious Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, we expect water infrastructure to be a central concern.

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In our view, some form of compromise between Ethiopia and Egypt will be required, if a dangerous escalation of tensions is to be avoided. That compromise would likely entail Egypt turning its attention towards desalination projects - possibly with funding assistance from the World Bank - as a way to compensate for a reduced share of Nile waters. Such an increase in investment in desalination programmes will in any case likely be required, even if Egypt were to continue to tap its share of Nile waters. Such investment is relatively low, and the country...

The Egypt Water Report has been researched at source and features latest-available data covering public and private sector investment in all major water projects including water extraction, water distribution and water treatment and sanitation projects and also includes competitive intelligence. The report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts and analysis of latest industry news, trends and regulatory developments in Egypt.

BMI's Egypt Water Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the water industry in Egypt.

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