Egyptian ministers of electricity and housing participate in Rufiji River diversion ceremony for Tanzanian mega dam

El-Gazzar: The coalition of the "Arab Contractors" & "Elsewedi Electric" carry out the construction project of Julius Nyerere dam and hydroelectric power station A group of senior Egyptian officials attended a ceremony in Tanzania celebrating the diversion of the course of the Rufiji River in order to continue construction work on the country's awaited Julius Nyerere Hydropower Dam. The Egyptian delegation was led by Minister of Housing Assem El-Gazzar and Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker. The dam is part of Julius Nyerere Hydropower Station planned to have a capacity of 2,115 megawatts and produce 6,307 GWh per annum. The capacity of the dam's reservoir is 34 billion cubic meters. The ministers are accompanied by the deputy minister of foreign affairs, representatives of the Egyptian Armed Forces' Engineering Authority, and the coalition of Egyptian firms that are carrying out the project. Those are Elsewedi Electric and the Arab Contractors. That is in addition to officials from a number of Egyptian Banks. The representatives of the firms clarified the executive status of the project whose contract – worth $2.9 billion – was signed in 2018 by the prime ministers of both countries. The dam will secure the electricity needs of 17 million Tanzanian families, inhibit floods, provide water for irrigation, and preserve wild life and forests.  

2020-11-26 14:20:49

Minister of Planning: Monorail, water treatment projects in Egypt to receive USD 500 mn in green bond funding

Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, said that the "Development Initiative" was launched last September in coordination and fruitful cooperation with the Ministry of State for Information and a number of other ministries, pointing out that the preparation for launching a specialized training program for media cadres and bodies in coordination with the United Nations Development Program. This was during the speech of Dr. Hala Al-Saeed at the ceremony of handing over the prizes of the "Development Initiative" competition at the headquarters of the Ministry of State for Information, delivered on her behalf by Dr. Mona Essam, Head of the Sustainable Development Unit at the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development. The celebration was attended by Mr. Osama Heikal, Minister of State for Information, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, Minister of Youth and Sports, and Mr. Mohamed Al-Atribi, COB of Banque Misr. Al-Saeed pointed out that the importance of the "development initiative" lies in raising awareness of what sustainable development means to the Egyptian citizen and how it affects the style and quality of his life and be effective in implementing its programs, placing strong emphasis on creating a societal dialogue about sustainable development and Egypt's vision 2030, and how to involve society as a whole in achieving them, through educating and training the Egyptian media on the im...

2020-11-19 19:23:12

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