Egyptian team visits Tanzania to follow up construction of Rufiji dam


Mon, 04 Nov 2019 - 11:05 GMT

Along the Rufiji River in Selous Game Reserve- CC via Flickr/ Richard Mortel

Along the Rufiji River in Selous Game Reserve- CC via Flickr/ Richard Mortel

CAIRO – 4 November 2019: An Egyptian team, headed by Chief of the Central Agency for Reconstruction Mahmoud Nassar, visited Tanzania to follow up on the construction works of Rufiji Dam and Julius Nyerere electricity Power Station on Rufiji River, stated the agency on Saturday.

The station aims to produce electricity power with a capacity of 2,112 megawatts and is being implemented by the Egyptian Arab Contractors Co., in cooperation with El Sewedy Electric Co., at a cost of $2.9 billion, the agency's statement added.

The project targets benefitting from Rufiji River in generating energy and preserving the environment, said Nassar, adding that the under-construction dam is 1,025 meters in length, and 131 meters in height, with a storage capacity of about 33.2 billion cubic meters.

On July 8, 2019, Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli received his Tanzanian counterpart Kassem Majalwaon to discuss ways of joint cooperation between the two countries. According to the statement issued by the Cabinet, the meeting also discussed possibilities of strengthening cooperation in the fields of agriculture, food processing, livestock, energy and medicine.

The volume of trade exchange between Egypt and Tanzania witnessed a remarkable development during 2018, reaching $47.19 million compared to $25.41 million in 2017. The trade balance between the two countries is in favor of Egypt at $37.28 million.



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