Egypt’s PM heads to Tanzania to attend signing of Stiegler’s Gorge dam deal

Egypt’s Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly is heading on Tuesday to Tanzania to attend the signing of the contract to build the Stiegler’s Gorge dam, which will be constructed by Egypt’s Arab Contractors, state news agency MENA reported.

Madbouly will be leading a high level delegation on his visit to the East African country.

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

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

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

Upon the directives of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Madbouly will attend the signing ceremony, which will be carried out by an Egyptian consortium with financing from an international institution.

Source: Ahram Online