Egypt’s Prime Minister attended with the Tanzanian president the signing ceremony to build Stiegler’s Gorge dam in Tanzania – Egypt Today/Soliman al-Eteify Egypt’s Prime Minister attended with the Tanzanian president the signing ceremony to build Stiegler’s Gorge dam in Tanzania – Egypt Today/Soliman al-Eteify

Madbouly affirms Egypt’s support to development in Tanzania

Wed, Dec. 12, 2018
CAIRO – 12 December 2018: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly is heading to Cairo from Tanzania after attending with the Tanzanian president the signing ceremony of an agreement on building a hydroelectric power station on the Basin of Rufiji River in Tanzania.

Madbouly, Egypt’s prime minister and minister of housing, considered the agreement signed on Wednesday, Dec. 12 to establish Stiegler’s Gorge dam as a proof of Egypt's commitment to supporting development efforts in Tanzania.

The dam will be constructed by the two Cairo-based Egyptian companies, Arab Contractors and El Sewedy Electric, with a total cost of around $3.6 billion.

“We hope this project will be a gateway to explore new horizons for cooperation between the two countries," Madbouly stated.

Madbouly said that many Egyptian companies in the last few years started working in Tanzania side by side with the people of the country in projects that support development and industrial efforts.


He added that many Egyptian delegations visited Tanzania during the past few months, considering it an evidence of the current progress in the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Madbouly also pointed out that many important joint projects between Egypt and Tanzania are underway in various fields. However, he said he believes there still are enormous possibilities to enhance cooperation between the two countries.

For his part, the speaker of Tanzania’s National Assembly considered the signing ceremony as a very unique day, adding that such project represents a great progress for Tanzania in the fields of industry and electricity.

Tanzanian President John Magufuli said that Tanzania has resorted to Egypt when it wanted to construct the dam, thanking Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. He added that Sisi told him that Egyptians are ready for the project, and that it will be accomplished.

The project is set to be accomplished in three years. However, Magufuli called on the Arab Contractors engineering company to work on finishing the project ahead of schedule, saying that he would be thankful in case the company managed to meet his demand.

Magufuli congratulated the Tanzanian people on signing the agreement, saying that the project will generate electricity for the country for sixty continuous years.

Stiegler's Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station is a planned 2,100-MW dam. It is expected to produce 5,920 GWh of power annually to fill the electricity and energy shortage inside the country.

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Egypt’s Prime Minister attended with the Tanzanian president the signing ceremony to build Stiegler’s Gorge dam in Tanzania – Egypt Today/Soliman al-Eteify
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Egypt’s Prime Minister attended with the Tanzanian president the signing ceremony to build Stiegler’s Gorge dam in Tanzania – Egypt Today/Soliman al-Eteify
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Egypt’s Prime Minister attended with the Tanzanian president the signing ceremony to build Stiegler’s Gorge dam in Tanzania – Egypt Today/Soliman al-Eteify



Additional reporting by Amr Mohamed Kandil
 
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