Hai District Commissioner Lengai Ole Sabaya. Dotto James, Permanent Secretary of the country’s Ministry of Finance and Planning, … Tanzania: 2,100-MW Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower project gains further support 1.8.19 Tanzania’s National Environmental Management Council (Nemc) has approved the construction of the planned 2,100-MW hydroelectric project at Stiegler’s Gorge, assuring that it will have no adverse impact on the local ecology. Eventually, the biggest losers in the Stiegler’s Gorge hydroelectric project seem to be wildlife, since the dam is built in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve. Photo: Correspondent Gerald Kitabu. The project has attracted intense scrutiny with conservationists both at home and abroad calling for a comprehensive Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) before it is implemented in the Selous Game Reserve, which is a recognised world heritage site. Stiegler's Gorge Dam project preparations almost finished A SERIES of monthly meetings will be held by Egypt’s prime minister Mostafa Madbouly and the chief executive officer of the Arab Contractors construction company, Mohsen Salah, to follow up on progress in the construction of the Stiegler's Gorge Dam in Tanzania. It's the most complete list of Dallas events, including concerts, festivals, fairs, sports, entertainment, museum exhibits, things to do with kids and much more. President Magufuli and Egyptian prime minister Mostafa Madbouly witness the signing of the 2100-megawatts Rufiji Hydropower Project agreement at State House in Dar es Salaam yesterday. —Additional reporting by BBC. According to Tanzania’s Finance and Planning Ministry, the payment is equivalent to 15 percent of the total project cost. Its water reservoir will be 100 km long and covering an area of 1,350 km2, with a retention capacity of 34 billion m3 of water. Further upstream from the gorge, the Ruaha River and the Kilombero River rivers meet and from that confluence is born the Rufiji river. The construction of the Stiegler’s Gorge dam and hydroelectric power plant is expected to employ 12,000 people over the next three years, according to Hassan Abbasi, spokesman for the Tanzanian government. Stiegler's gorge is a canyon-like structure that is part of the Rufiji river and inside Selous Game reserve. The mighty Rufiji River is at some points over a mile wide. Supporters of the project see it as the answer to all of Tanzania’s power availability problems, with the potential to ensure provision of cheap and abundant electricity countrywide. The massive project is part of Tanzania's power master plan, which envisions Stiegler’s Gorge helping interconnect the grids of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia. In her question, Ms Mdee sought to know … Looking on are Mtibwa sugar estate Ltd officials. PRESIDENT John Magufuli has once again dismissed environmental concerns regarding the 6.5 trillion/- Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower plant project, insisting it will be eco-friendly. Even the most experienced ones will have difficulty getting out of a pool deeper than 100 m when it is filled, whereas they need to surface move for breathing. Big things happen here! Agricultural progress permits the shift of manpower from agricultural to non-agricultural sector. The Tanzanian government plans to start construction of the Stiegler's Gorge hydroelectric dam on Friday, July 26, 2019. The government has already provided $309.6 million for the start of the Stiegler’s Gorge hydroelectric project. The construction of the Stiegler’s Gorge dam and hydroelectric power plant is expected to employ 12,000 people over the next three years, according to Hassan Abbasi, spokesman for the Tanzanian government. Stiegler’s Gorge, which averages 100m in depth, is named after a Swiss explorer who was killed here by an elephant in 1907. Successive governments after the Nyerere era, under Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Benjamin Mkapa and Jakaya Kikwete, also failed to build the dam over the past 30 years for various reasons including a lack of funding, political capital and will. Extract Establishment of a planned reservoir at Stiegler's Gorge on the Rufiji River would enable a large amount of highlyvalued energy to be produced. Stiegler’s Gorge dam, which would be equal in generating capacity to the Aswan High Dam in Egypt, currently the largest in Africa, has been under discussion since the 1960s. president of Rotary club of Oyster bay, Maryanne Mugo. The reservoir will also be used to produce potable water for the population and for irrigation. Advertisement ippmedia.com © 1998-document.write(new Date().getFullYear()). T he government on Tuesday (3rd April) affirmed that construction of the mega Stiegler’s Gorge power project will start before July this year.. In 1901 German Engineer Stiegler led the first expedition to what is now known as Stiegler's Gorge to consider potential infrastructure. The dam will be fourth largest in Africa and ninth in the world. The Minister for Energy, Dr Medard Kalemani, said the Stiegler’s Gorge project is scheduled for completion within 36 months. This project is expected to accelerate Tanzania’s economic development with the injection of 2,100 MW into the national electricity grid. Only a tiny fraction of the Selous Game Reserve will be used to build the proposed hydropower dam, the president stated at yesterday’s formal signing of the landmark project deal with and the Egyptian construction firm Arab Contractors at State House in Dar es Salaam. 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The Tanzanian Minister of Energy, Dr Medard Kalemani, has indicated that the construction of Stiegler’s Gorge Power Generation Project is anticipated to begin in July this year. The work will be carried out by the Egyptian companies Arab Contractor and Elsewedy Electric. The biggest benefit of the project is that it will generate 2,115 megawatts of electricity, which is more than all the electricity generated from all other available sources (1,560MW), he said. Modified date: Apr 5, 2018. Stiegler was killed by an elephant in 1907, reportedly falling into the gorge which was then named after him. Stielger’s Gorge would impact on the ecology of the Selous and livelihoods beyond the protected area’s borders. The original idea is widely attributed to a German engineer named Stiegler, who had a plan to build a bridge and dam over the gorge deep within the Selous. It was named after him in his memory. With a length of about 8 Km, a width of about 50m and a depth from its highest point to the water surface of 100 m, it was named after a Swiss big game hunter who was trampled to death there by an elephant in 1907, although some sources say he collapsed into the gorge and died [1]. The Egyptian delegation to the signing was led by the country’s prime minister Mostafa Madbouly, who described the project as a symbol of his country’s commitment to supporting Tanzania in its development endeavors. Officially known as the Rufiji Hydropower Project, the idea was initially conceived during colonial times in the early 1900s, and was later taken up by the late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, although it never saw light of day during the father of the nation’s presidency. T he government has vowed to push ahead with its plan to build the 2,100MW Stiegler’s Gorge energy generation project. The Tanzanian government has inaugurated the construction of the so-called Stiegler’s Gorge dam, officially known as the Rufiji Hydropower Project. The gorge was named after a Swiss explorer who was killed by an elephant there in 1907. Speaking ahead of the commissioning of the Kinyerezi II power generation project on Tuesday, Dr Kalemani said the project will be implemented in 36 months. See the official Visit Dallas calendar of events. WWF commissioned research into the Stiegler’s Gorge project that strongly indicates significant impacts both inside and outside of the Selous, on local economies, people’s livelihoods as well as environment. It will then be one of the most important in the East African sub-region, built on the Rufiji River. Construction of the dam and hydroelectric power plant is expected to be completed in 2022. The news from the responsible minister, Dr Medard Kalemani, comes after the State opened the bids for the 2100MW hydropower project in August last year and its construction will last for 36 months. Tanzania is set to commence construction works on a hydro-power dam at Stiegler’s Gorge in the Selous Game Reserve after the government made a US $310m down payment to two Egyptian companies-Arab Contractors and El Sewedy Electric Co with whom they signed a deal with in December last year. The much-vaunted, but also much-questioned, hydropower dam project in the middle of the Selous is now, for all intents and purposes, up and running… PRESIDENT John Magufuli has once again dismissed environmental concerns regarding the 6.5 trillion/- Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower plant project, insisting it will be eco-friendly. In the picture J.V Arab Contractors/El Sewedy Electric officers sign an agreement of Stieglers Gorge hydropower project which will produce 2100 MW. TARI director general Dr. Geoffrey Mkamilo (L) listens to TARI Kibaha manager Hildelitha Msita and sugarcane lead scientist and national coordinator Dr. Nessie Luambano (R) explain the contribution of TARI to the sugar sector development at one of the farms at Mtibwa Sugar Estate Ltd. Deputy minister in the President’s Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance Degratius Ndejembi. The height of the dam will be nearly 134 m. All of this will require an investment of $3.6 billion from the Tanzanian government. Alexander Telford conducted the first systematic development surveys of the Rufiji in 1928–1929, with engineer C. Gilman carrying out further studies in 1938–1940. Magufuli cited four main reasons which make it a must for the project to be implemented, including low implementation costs and much-expected massive benefits. The seminars would be organised by the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF), the National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC) and Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority […] As the project Also present at the signing was the Speaker of the National Assembly, Job Ndugai. The Tanzanian government continues to provide support for the development of the Stiegler’s Gorge Hydropower project on Rufiji River, with the latest being the issuance of an advance payment totaling $309.645 million to Egyptian company- Arab contractors to … The report shows that this hydropower project Stiegler’s Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station (SGHPS) is a planned 2,100 megawatts hydroelectric dam in Tanzania. On the right are members of the Tanzanian delegation; Energy Minister Medard Kalemani (standing), Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) Company Secretary Isdori Nkindi (seated closets to camera) and TANERSWCO director general Dr Tito Mwinuka. They will have to find other territories, a migration that can be disruptive for many animal species such as felines, which are very attached to their territory. Tanzania’s government has issued an advance payment of $309.65 million to Egypt-based Arab contractors to assist in the construction of the 2,100MW Stiegler’s Gorge hydroelectric project. Project Coordinator - Julius Nyerere Hydropower Project (Stieglers Gorge) Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited May 2019 - Present 1 year 7 months. Minerals deputy minister Subira Mgalu recapped the government’s stance in Parliament on Thursday, May 10, during the televised Questions and Answers Session when responding to a question by Kawe legislator Halima Mdee- (Chadema). But President Magufuli revived the project after taking office in November 2015, making it one of the flagship ventures of his administration’s long-term development agenda for the country. “We had enough consultations before arriving to a final decision to go ahead with the project… we have agreed that everything should be done as planned,” he further asserted. When WWF published its report in 2017, tourism minister Jumanne Maghembe insisted the hydropower was needed to transform Tanzania’s economy. The Stiegler’s Gorge Hydropower project was taken to an advance stage of development and tender documents were prepared in 1980. Stiegler`s Gorge Hydro Power project is expected to increase Tanzania` s power output by 2,100 megawatts making total installed capacity of electricity generation arrive at 5,293 megawatts thus reducing on frequent power shortages and crippling load-shedding in the country. The animals will see their plain flooded by a permanent rise. STIEGLERS GORGE POWER PROJECT, LIES EXPOSED AND TRUTH BE TOLD When earlier in the year the news was broken here, that the Tanzanian government had reached deep into the bottom drawers of its archives and took out and dusted off the old plans for a power plant at Stieglers Gorge from back in the late 60s and early70s, vehement denials came streaming out of Dar … It has more recently gained attention as the site of … At the time, however, the regional power demand was not considered adequate to justify the project and development plans were suspended. Magufuli himself has insisted time and time again that his government sees the project as a key game-changer in its own ambitious industrialization drive. This project will not only irrevocably change this precious wild space, negatively impacting photo tourism and hunting activities, but it will also negatively impact Tanzanian citizens who rely on the life-giving waters that flow through the Stieglers Gorge. This comes after the State opened the bids for the 2100MW hydropower project in August last year and its construction will last for 36 months. These studies primaril… Construction of the mega Stiegler’s Gorge power project in Tanzania is set to begin before July this year. ​​​​​​​FORMER Prime Minister  Mizengo Pinda. Communication and Information Technology minister Dr Faustine Ndugulile. “The project is expected to bring a vast array of unspeakable benefits to hard-working Tanzanians,” he says. 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Stieglers Gorge would have a 134-meter-tall concrete arch dam creating a 100-kilometer-long reservoir impounding 34 billion cubic meters. It is the biggest river in East Africa. Stiegler, when measuring the gorge, was charged by an elephant and fell into the ravine. “The project is expected to bring a vast array of unspeakable benefits to hard-working Tanzanians,” he says. The WHC added the Stiegler’s Gorge project as a new factor that endangers the Selous eco­system. Altitude: 120 m.a.m.s.l. “The project is expected to bring a vast array of unspeakable benefits to hard-working Tanzanians,” he says. It will thus mark the beginning of the large-scale works to be carried out by the Egyptian companies Arab Contractor and Elsewedy Electric. According to the president, at least 15 per cent of the contractor’s fee is already available for disbursement into the company’s bank account after all procedures have been completed. In Tanzania still about 70 to 80 per cent labour is absorbed in this sector. The government rejects this criticism. Local entrepreneurs will get special seminar to build their capacity for utilizing business opportunities that will be availed by the 2,100-MW hydroelectric project at Stiegler’s Gorge on the Rufiji River. Title: Microsoft Word - Economic Feasibility of the Stieglers Gorge Project.final Author: marian Created Date: 2/12/2019 12:21:54 PM The plant will produce 2,115 MW. Texas Economic Impact 12 Facilities 2,230 People directly employed by Georgia-Pacific 4,720 Additional jobs indirectly created The construction of the Stiegler’s Gorge dam and hydroelectric power plant is expected to employ 12,000 people over the next three years, according to Hassan Abbasi, spokesman for the Tanzanian government. “The Stiegler’s Gorge hydroelectric project will end the country’s electricity problems, support local industries by providing them with electricity and enable the surplus to be sold abroad,” said Medard Kalemani, Tanzania’s Minister of Energy. It will be built on the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve , which has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1982 and is one of the most iconic wildlife areas in Africa relatively undisturbed by human activity. Although a 1985 study by Norconsult of Norway placed the total project cost at US$1.6 billion, a representative said that cost now could approach US$2 billion. The other benefit of the project, according to Hassan Abbasi, will be flood control. Stieglers Gorge would have a 134-meter-tall concrete arch dam creating a 100-kilometer-long reservoir impounding 34 billion cubic meters. The Tanzanian official also points out that “the project will as well stimulate the tourism industry through sport fishing, boat trips and photographic safaris”. The project will see the construction of a large dam along the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve. Hydropower is much cheaper compared to other energy sources, he pointed out, costing 36/- per unit as against 65/- for nuclear power, 103/- for wind energy, and 114.5/- for geothermal energy. WWF-commissioned research on the Stiegler’s Gorge project strongly indicates that construction of the dam will have far-reaching negative impacts on the Selous, and beyond. The power station would be located in the Stiegler’s Gorge in the Selous Game Reserve, approximately 220 kilometres by road, southwest of Dar es Salaam, the commercial capital and largest city of Tanzania. The present project began in August 2017, when the Tanzanian government began advertising for bids. Although a 1985 study by Norconsult of Norway placed the total project cost at US$1.6 billion, a representative said that cost now could approach US$2 billion. On 12th December 2018, Tanzania signed the much-awaited agreement to build the 2,100 MW Stiegler's Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station (SGHPS), on the Rufiji River, in the Selous Game Reserve, in southwestern Tanzania. Tanzania’s largest dam . In addition, the Rufiji River, on which the dam is built, remains a favourite space for many marine mammal species such as hippos. … Plans for a dam were developed during British rule of Tanganyika. With the injection of 2,100 MW into the ravine Finance and Planning Ministry, regional... 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