The controversial Grand Renaissance Dam project on the Blue Nile is now being reconsidered by the new Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al Sisi. In conjunction with this, Tanzania has called for a new consideration of the 2010 Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement as Egypt is concerned that the construction of the dam would leave them in dire straits as the country has little in the way of other alternative freshwater resources, and currently lacks the funding and economic strength to finance all the desalination and water recycling projects, which would be required to replace the Nile waters.
Although the Ethiopian dam is now being reconsidered in the wake of widespread international pressure on the involved parties, we still believe there is still likely to be some water reductions in certain areas of Egypt and this will have a particularly detrimental impact on agriculture. However, the government has taken action to prepare against projected declining water supplies: they have sought to discourage rice planting, for example, and are looking to develop better irrigation practices.
We expect FDI and aid receipts to continue to play a significant role in Egypt's construction industry growth. Investment and cooperation between Egypt and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states has intensified markedly and we believe this trend will strengthen. However, in the short...
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Egypt will predominantly follow the path taken by many MENA countries in looking to desalination for aid in alleviating potential water shortages. H owever as the desalination facilities are extremely costly, the country is likely to look for outside funding to assist in the development of its desalination sector. The government also aims to improv e the efficiency of its water infrastructure (reducing losses and improving network coverage) as well as improving overall water conservation. H owever , we feel this process will take some time owing to the dearth of investment.