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Egypt builds industrial city in Tanzania

Egypt and Tanzania close ties are strengthened further by the inauguration of an Egyptian industrial city adjacent to the Tanzanian capital.
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan (R) attends the 60th anniversary of the Independence Day ceremony at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Dec. 9, 2021.

CAIRO — President of Tanzania Samia Suhulu Hassan has laid the foundation stone for the Egyptian Industrial City in the Kigamboni district on the border of the city of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. The city, as per an Egyptian council of ministers’ official statement, stretches over 2.2 million square meters (544 acres) and is set to contain labor-intensive industries, such as the pharmaceutical, automobile, textile and agricultural industries.

Ahmed Elsewedy, president and CEO at Elsewedy Electric, an Egyptian company, said in statements during the opening of the Industrial Complex in Tanzania that the group is supervising the implementation of this city, the projects of the Elsewedy Industrial Complex and the Julius Nyerere hydropower station, which will be built on the Rufiji River in Tanzania at a cost of $2.9 billion in cooperation with the Egyptian Arab Contractors Company.

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