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Egyptian firms to build $3 billion power plant on Tanzanian world heritage site

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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania has signed a deal with Egypt's El Sewedy Electric Co and Arab Contractors to build a $3 billion hydroelectric plant on a World Heritage site in the country, that will more than double Tanzania's power generation capacity.The project has faced opposition from conservationists, who say the construction of a dam on a river that runs through the Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve, known for its elephants, black rhinos and giraffes, as well as many other species, could affect the wildlife and their habitats.Energy Minister Medard Kalemani, said in comments broadcast ...

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First Published: Wed, December 12 2018. 18:29 IST