HC Deb 25 June 1951 vol 489 c97W
58. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what progress is being made by agreement between the Egyptian, Ethiopian and Sudan authorities for the building of dams and the due allocation of the waters of the Nile for irrigation purposes.

Mr. Younger

There appear to be fair prospects of the Sudan and Egyptian Governments reaching agreement on two important irrigation projects on the Nile, at Sennar and near Merowe, while other proposals are also under discussion.

Following are the particulars of the various schemes:

The Sennar Scheme

This provides for raising the level of the reservoir at Sennar by one metre. Additional land in the important cotton-growing Gezira area of the Sudan can thereby be brought under cultivation.