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Tanzania signs $3 billion hydro deal in heritage site despite concerns

Reuters  |  DAR ES SALAAM 

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania will build a $3 billion hydroelectric plant in a UNESCO world heritage site under a contract announced on Wednesday involving Egyptian companies despite concerns raised about the impact on wildlife.Tanzanian President John Magufuli, nicknamed "the bulldozer" for his forceful leadership style, has pushed for the project to start despite concerns raised about the impact on the Selous Game Reserve.Known for its elephants, black rhinos and giraffes, the reserve covers 50,000 square km and is one of the largest protected areas in Africa, according to UNESCO.The ...

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First Published: Wed, December 12 2018. 19:10 IST