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Egypt’s project in Tanzania refutes Ethiopia’s accusations

The project to build a dam on the Rufiji River in Tanzania, which is being carried out by a joint venture of Egyptian companies, proves wrong Ethiopia that has been claiming Cairo is standing in the way of development projects in Africa.
TRAVERSEE DU FLEUVE RUFIJI, TANZANIE. (Photo by Jean-Denis JOUBERT/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

CAIRO — The joint venture of Egyptian companies Arab Contractors and El Sewedy Electric Company, under government guidance, continues to work on the Julius Nyerere hydropower project in the Rufiji River in Tanzania.

On June 1, Egyptian Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Assem el-Gazzar praised the progress of the project and the commitment to preventive and precautionary measures to protect and ensure the health and safety of the workers part of it. Gazzar’s remarks came during a meeting he held to follow up on the execution of the Julius Nyerere hydropower dam and plant project, in the presence of ministry officials and representatives of the joint venture.

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