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Egypt's Sisi, Tanzania's Magufuli discuss latest development on 'Stiegler's Gorge' dam

Ahram Online , Saturday 8 Dec 2018
President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi with his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli during his visit to Dodoma (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed in a telephone call with Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday the latest developments on the “Stiegler's Gorge” dam, El-Sisi spokesperson Bassam Rady said in a presidential statement. 

The dam is to be constructed by the Egyptian Arab Contractors Company, with the deal expected to be signed in Tanzania on 12 December, according to Rady.

Stiegler's Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station (SGHPS), is a planned 2,100 megawatts (2,800,000 hp) dam that is expected to produce 5920 GW of power annually. 

Tanzania has been considering establishing this power station since the 1960s.

When fully developed, it will be the largest power station in Tanzania.

During the phone call, El-Sisi expressed Egypt's pride in its ties with Tanzania.

He affirmed Egypt's continued aspiration to strengthen relations with Tanzania in various fields in light of the economic relations of the two countries, noting that the Stigler George Dam will serve as a model for cooperation in Africa.

"Egypt will participate with a high-level delegation headed by the Prime Minister during the construction of the dam signing ceremony," the statement read. 

The spokesman added that both presidents discussed the intensification of joint coordination during the coming period to enhance bilateral cooperation relations, as well as maximizing the mechanisms of consultation and exchange of views on the most important emerging issues in the continental arena, especially in the light of the upcoming Egyptian presidency of the African Union in 2019.


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