Tanzania is building fourth largest hydro dam in Africa

Tanzania is starting the process of building the fourth largest hydro dam in Africa and the ninth largest in the world. Tanzanian President John Magufuli is to lay the foundation stone for the construction of Stiegler’s Gorge hydroelectric power project. The project according to government officials will cost $3 billion. The 2,115 megawatts hydroelectric dam when completed will produce 5,920GWh of power annually. The project was an original idea of Tanzania’s founding President Julius Nyerere. It was abandoned due to financial and environmental concerns but the project is back on.…

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