The Tanzanian government has inaugurated the construction of the so-called Stiegler’s Gorge dam, officially known as the Rufiji Hydropower Project. Construction of the mega Stiegler’s Gorge power project in Tanzania is set to begin before July this year. Tanzania’s largest dam . 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. 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. “The project is expected to bring a vast array of unspeakable benefits to hard-working Tanzanians,” he says. Stiegler's gorge is a canyon-like structure that is part of the Rufiji river and inside Selous Game reserve. 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. 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. 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]. Stiegler’s Gorge, which averages 100m in depth, is named after a Swiss explorer who was killed here by an elephant in 1907. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. The dam will be fourth largest in Africa and ninth in the world. In addition, the Rufiji River, on which the dam is built, remains a favourite space for many marine mammal species such as hippos. 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. The WHC added the Stiegler’s Gorge project as a new factor that endangers the Selous eco­system. According to Tanzania’s Finance and Planning Ministry, the payment is equivalent to 15 percent of the total project cost. 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. Deputy minister in the President’s Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance Degratius Ndejembi. The reservoir will also be used to produce potable water for the population and for irrigation. 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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. Photo: Correspondent Gerald Kitabu. 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. 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. In her question, Ms Mdee sought to know … “The project is expected to bring a vast array of unspeakable benefits to hard-working Tanzanians,” he says. Stiegler, when measuring the gorge, was charged by an elephant and fell into the ravine. The report shows that this hydropower project Stiegler’s Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station (SGHPS) is a planned 2,100 megawatts hydroelectric dam in Tanzania. Communication and Information Technology minister Dr Faustine Ndugulile. The animals will see their plain flooded by a permanent rise. … 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. Looking on are Mtibwa sugar estate Ltd officials. 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 government has already provided $309.6 million for the start of the Stiegler’s Gorge hydroelectric project. Further upstream from the gorge, the Ruaha River and the Kilombero River rivers meet and from that confluence is born the Rufiji river. Project Coordinator - Julius Nyerere Hydropower Project (Stieglers Gorge) Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited May 2019 - Present 1 year 7 months. 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 Tanzanian official also points out that “the project will as well stimulate the tourism industry through sport fishing, boat trips and photographic safaris”. 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. 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 … “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. The government rejects this criticism. 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. It will thus mark the beginning of the large-scale works to be carried out by the Egyptian companies Arab Contractor and Elsewedy Electric. At the time, however, the regional power demand was not considered adequate to justify the project and development plans were suspended. 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. 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. Advertisement Construction of the dam and hydroelectric power plant is expected to be completed in 2022. 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. Agricultural progress permits the shift of manpower from agricultural to non-agricultural sector. “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. It has more recently gained attention as the site of … The present project began in August 2017, when the Tanzanian government began advertising for bids. In 1901 German Engineer Stiegler led the first expedition to what is now known as Stiegler's Gorge to consider potential infrastructure. 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. The other benefit of the project, according to Hassan Abbasi, will be flood control. T he government has vowed to push ahead with its plan to build the 2,100MW Stiegler’s Gorge energy generation project. 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. 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. Hai District Commissioner Lengai Ole Sabaya. 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). These studies primaril… As the project It was named after him in his memory. 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 gorge was named after a Swiss explorer who was killed by an elephant there in 1907. The mighty Rufiji River is at some points over a mile wide. 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. 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. Stiegler was killed by an elephant in 1907, reportedly falling into the gorge which was then named after him. 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. 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. Title: Microsoft Word - Economic Feasibility of the Stieglers Gorge Project.final Author: marian Created Date: 2/12/2019 12:21:54 PM 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. 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. 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. 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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 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. It will then be one of the most important in the East African sub-region, built on the Rufiji River. Modified date: Apr 5, 2018. Plans for a dam were developed during British rule of Tanganyika. 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 project is expected to bring a vast array of unspeakable benefits to hard-working Tanzanians,” he says. 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. It is the biggest river in East Africa. 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. This project is expected to accelerate Tanzania’s economic development with the injection of 2,100 MW into the national electricity grid. 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. ippmedia.com © 1998-document.write(new Date().getFullYear()). 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. In the picture J.V Arab Contractors/El Sewedy Electric officers sign an agreement of Stieglers Gorge hydropower project which will produce 2100 MW. 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. Stieglers Gorge would have a 134-meter-tall concrete arch dam creating a 100-kilometer-long reservoir impounding 34 billion cubic meters. When WWF published its report in 2017, tourism minister Jumanne Maghembe insisted the hydropower was needed to transform Tanzania’s economy. Stielger’s Gorge would impact on the ecology of the Selous and livelihoods beyond the protected area’s borders. 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 Tanzanian government plans to start construction of the Stiegler's Gorge hydroelectric dam on Friday, July 26, 2019. 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 Minister for Energy, Dr Medard Kalemani, said the Stiegler’s Gorge project is scheduled for completion within 36 months. T he government on Tuesday (3rd April) affirmed that construction of the mega Stiegler’s Gorge power project will start before July this year.. 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. The Stiegler’s Gorge Hydropower project was taken to an advance stage of development and tender documents were prepared in 1980. The plant will produce 2,115 MW. The project will see the construction of a large dam along the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve. ​​​​​​​FORMER Prime Minister  Mizengo Pinda. Stieglers Gorge would have a 134-meter-tall concrete arch dam creating a 100-kilometer-long reservoir impounding 34 billion cubic meters. See the official Visit Dallas calendar of events. Altitude: 120 m.a.m.s.l. 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. Texas Economic Impact 12 Facilities 2,230 People directly employed by Georgia-Pacific 4,720 Additional jobs indirectly created president of Rotary club of Oyster bay, Maryanne Mugo. In Tanzania still about 70 to 80 per cent labour is absorbed in this sector. Big things happen here! 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. 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. 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 […] 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. President John Magufuli of Tanzania will travel to Rufiji on Friday, July 26, 2019, to launch the Stiegler’s Gorge hydroelectric project. Dotto James, Permanent Secretary of the country’s Ministry of Finance and Planning, … —Additional reporting by BBC. 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