Julius Nyerere Dam in Tanzania, constructed by Egypt, nears completion at 97%

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Julius Nyerere Dam in Tanzania, constructed by Egypt, nears completion at 97%


The dam, with a length of 1,025 metres and a storage capacity of about 34 billion cubic metres of water, is aimed at doubling Tanzania’s energy production, controlling floods, and improving agriculture.

Egyptian Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities announced on Monday that Tanzania’s impressive Julius Nyerere Hydroelectric Power Project, being built by an Egyptian consortium, is now at an impressive 97.74 percent completion mark.

In a recent visit, the Egyptian Minister of Housing, Assem El-Gazzar, personally inspected the progress of the dam construction. He reiterated Egypt’s strong dedication to this megaproject, highlighting its significance in strengthening the longstanding bond between Egypt and Tanzania.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi makes sure to regularly monitor the progress, he confirmed.

The $2.9 billion dam is expected to solve the country’s electricity shortage problem by providing clean power for more than 60 million Tanzanians.

The energy generated will be transmitted at a voltage of 400 kilovolts to a substation, where it will be integrated into the national electricity grid.

The project, which has been under construction since 2019, is being implemented through a joint venture of two Egyptian companies: the state-owned Arab Contractors Company and the privately owned El-Sewedy Electric.

The project, fully financed by the Tanzanian government, is providing work to 8,000 Tanzanians, 1,000 Egyptians, and other foreign workers.