Egypt's Minister of Military Production Mohamed Al-Assar received Wednesday Tanzanian Defence Minister Hussein Ali Mwinyi to discuss means of joint cooperation in the fields of military and civilian manufacturing, a statement by Egypt’s Ministry of Military Production read.
El-Assar told Mwinyi that the Egyptian ministry has been assisting Egyptian companies in building the Tanzanian “Stiegler's Gorge” dam.
The dam is being constructed by the Egyptian Arab Contractors Company. 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 meeting, the duo discussed the possibility of the participation of Egyptian military production companies in the implementation of several projects in Tanzania.
The two officials agreed on an exchange of visits by technical staff from both countries to identify opportunities for cooperation on the ground.
Meanwhile, Mwinyi expressed admiration for Egypt's progress in the field of military industries and national projects currently being implemented, praising Egypt's role in cooperation with African countries, especially after Egypt's assumption to the presidency of the African Union.