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Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:49 - Updated Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:49

Tanzania's Magufuli defends dam project despite UNESCO's concerns

Tanzanian President John Magufuli downplayed fears Tuesday that a hydro-electric dam planned for a fabled nature reserve would affect the environment, despite UNESCO expressing “grave concern” over the scheme.

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The 2,100-megawatt scheme will straddle the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve, a 50,000-square-kilometre (19,000-square-mile) protected area which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982.

Tanzania awarded a $3 billion (2.68-billion-euro) contract to two Egyptian firms in December to construct the dam, which Magufuli has made a centrepiece of his presidency since being elected in 2015.Africanews

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