22 September 2019 04:20 AM

Sisi receives invitation to lay foundation stone for Stiegler Gorge dam

Sunday، 21 October 2018 - 03:05 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi expressed happiness that an Egyptian firm has won a tender of constructing Stiegler Gorge dam, adding that Egypt looks forward to enhancing ties with Tanzania in various fields in light of the great economic aspects of the two countries.

Egypt is keen on supporting the development efforts in the Nile basin countries.

During a phone call on Sunday 21/10/2018, the Tanzanian President John Magufuli invited Sisi to lay foundation stone of Stiegler Gorge dam.

He further expressed keenness on implementing the venture under the supervision of President Sisi who welcomed the suggestion.

Magufuli praised the level of bilateral ties, joint economic cooperation and trade exchange, said presidential spokesman Bassam Rady.

The Tanzanian President hailed the Egyptian investments in his country in light of the Arab Contractors' winning the tender to implement Stiegler Gorge dam which is the most important national project to generate electricity in the African country, the spokesman asserted.

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