FILE- Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly FILE- Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly

Preparations for Tanzanian dam constructed by Egypt almost finished

Tue, Dec. 18, 2018
CAIRO - 18 December 2018: A series of monthly meetings will be held by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and CEO of The Arab Contractors Egyptian Company Mohsen Salah to follow up on the progress in the construction of Stiegler's Gorge Dam in Tanzania.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is personally following up on the project as he does with Egyptian ones. The dam can open the door for Egyptian companies to execute further projects whether in Tanzania or other African states.

Currently, preparations taking place for the project consist of opening bank accounts and finalizing paperwork. Also, the consulting office is finishing and reviewing the design. In few days, a field engineering team will be formed, and Tanzanian contractors will be hired to operate security services, uproot trees in the construction area, and assume part of the construction works. That will create job opportunities for Tanzanian citizens and fulfil their development ambitions.

Madbouly, who is also the Minister of Housing, Facilities, and Urban Areas, held a meeting on Tuesday with Salah and a number of officials at the company. The dam will be built by a coalition of The Arab Contractors Egyptian Company and El Sewedy Electric at a cost of $3.6 billion.

Madbouly stressed the importance of conveying to Tanzanian citizens the coalition’s ability to meet deadlines and execute the project in a very high quality urging the necessity to hire highly qualified task forces.

The dam will be built on the Basin of Rufiji River as an important national project to generate power. 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.
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