July 8, 2021

A delegation of former Tanzanian presidents and prime ministers visits Julius Nyerere Dam, and described it as “a miracle”

Within the framework of the United Republic of Tanzania interest with Julius Nyerere Dam and Hydropower Plant and its great concern with following up the work progress of the project; a high level delegation of former  Tanzanian Presidents Mr. Ali Hassan Mwny and Mr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, and former Tanzanian Prime Ministers Mr. Cleopa Msuya, Mr. John Alecela and Mr. Mizengo Pinda were on an inspection visit to the project. They were reported about the work progress in the different work sites of the project. They were accompanied by Dr. Medard Kalemani – Tanzania Energy Minister who gave a detailed explanation about the project’s components and the target electrical power that will be generated from the project. This was in the presence of the Chairman of the Tanzanian Electric Company, the Vice-Chairman, Eng. John Mayeni - Resident Engineer Head of Project Supervision and Eng. Ayman Attia – Managing Director of the JV of the Arab Contractors Company and Elsewedy Electric. After the visit, Tanzania’s Second President - Mr. Ali Hasan Mwny commented on this achievement by saying, "This is a miracle”. He added that the nation is proud with the construction of this big project, and stated for the current generations that they have all the reasons to be proud with this project because it will provide several developmental opportunities. He stated that our youth should use these opportunities and learning from this project. Besides, our youth must strive to learn to develop their nation. The delegation praised the work progress and quality of its implementation. They stressed on the project importance that it represents a great development for Tanzanian society. They expressed their happiness at the achievement that they have seen implemented by their Egyptian brothers in cooperation with the Tanzanian people. It is noteworthy that the project is the construction of a dam and hydropower plant with a capacity of 2115 MW along Rufiji River in the Stiegler's Gorge with a cost reached 3 billion US$. It is implemented by the Arab Contractors Company and Elsewedy Electric.

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