As Ethiopia plans to become regional power hub, talks move forward on 6,000 MW Renaissance Dam, which will be Africa's biggest dam

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under construction

The three main countries that share the Nile River’s waters moved toward an agreement to study whether a planned $4 billion Ethiopian dam would disrupt flows to downstream countries, water ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt said after talks on Friday.

But while the countries continue talks, construction will proceed on the Renaissance Dam, which will be Africa’s biggest dam and aims to provide cheap power for countries as far away as South Africa and Morocco.

Read more: Nile dam talks inch forward but Egypt gets no water guarantee | Top News | Reuters.