Sisi briefed on progress in Tanzania dam & urban development projects at home

MENA , Ahram Online , Saturday 8 Apr 2023

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Saturday followed up on Saturday on the progress in the Julius Nyerere Hydropower plant and dam (JNHPP) in Tanzania as well as major development projects at home in Cairo and South Sinai.

Egypt President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi met with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Housing Asem El-Gazzar on Saturday.


This came during the president’s meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Housing Asem El-Gazzar, according to a statement released by Presidential Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy. 

The JNHPP, the largest-of-its-kind  in the Nile Basin country, was built by a consortium of Egyptian companies that includes the Arab Contractors Company and ElSewedy Electric - under the supervision of the Egyptian government.

The project was financed by the Tanzanian government at the cost of $3 billion.

The construction of the JNHPP concluded in October 2022 and was followed by  the first filling of its reservoir two months later.

The mega project is expected to double the energy production in Tanzania.

The Egyptian Presidency has stressed that the construction of the dam serves as a model for fruitful cooperation between Egypt and sisterly African nations.

Urban development and cultural heritage

During the meeting, El-Gazzar posted the president on the progress in the construction of the New Administrative Capital and the New Alamein City among other new cities.

The president was also briefed on the progress in urban development projects underway in Old Cairo while preserving and restoring its architecture and splendour. 

He was also updated on the progress in the “The Greatest Transfiguration over the Land of Peace” development project around Mount Moses and St. Catherine Monastery in South Sinai.

The president instructed the government to implement the project in an integrated manner in order to turn this unique site into one of the world's best tourist attractions while preserving the spiritual value of the site as the incubator of world religions, Fahmy said.

He also stressed that this project should be carried out according to the internationally recognised standards for sustainable tourism, Fahmy added.

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