FILE- Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly
CAIRO – 11 December 2018: Upon President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's request, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly will head to Tanzania on Tuesday to witness the signing ceremony of Stiegler's Gorge dam's construction contract on December 12.
According to a Monday statement, Madbouly will be accompanied by a high level delegation.
On December 8, Sisi discussed in a phone call with his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli Stiegler's Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station's latest developments.
The dam will be constructed by The Arab Contractors Egyptian Company with a total cost of $3.6 billion.
Stiegler's Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station is expected to produce 5,920 GWh of power annually to fill the electricity and energy shortage in the country.
In October, Magufuli invited Sisi to lay the foundation stone of the dam Stiegler’s Gorge.
In a phone call initiated by Magufuli, Sisi said the construction of the dam will be performed in a way that will make Tanzania, Egypt and the African continent proud, exemplifying African cooperation.
The dam will be built on the Basin of Rufiji River as an important national project to generate power.
Magufuli expressed his appreciation of the historic relations between the two nations, and applauded the economic cooperation and trade exchange, as well as the Egyptian investments in Tanzania.
Sisi was the first Egyptian president to visit Tanzania in August 2017 since 1968.