May 13, 2020 / 6:23 PM / 22 days ago

Brazil-Paraguay dam to release water to aid Argentine grain shipments

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 13 (Reuters) - The Itaipu hydroelectric dam, a joint venture between Brazil and Paraguay, said on Wednesday it will release water through its spillway to raise low water levels in the Parana river, a key waterway for Argentinian grain shipments.

Itaipu said in a statement that it would initially open its spillway for 12 days starting from May 18, responding to requests from Argentina to raise the water level, in a decision endorsed by the Brazilian and Paraguayan foreign ministries. (Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier; writing by Jake Spring, Editing by Franklin Paul)

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below