Aswan High Dam


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Aswan High Dam

a dam on the Nile forming a reservoir (Lake Nasser) extending 480 km (300 miles) from the First to the Third Cataracts: opened in 1971, it was built 6 km (4 miles) upstream from the old Aswan Dam (built in 1902 and twice raised). Height of dam: 109 m (365 ft.)
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In a context in which long-standing Nubian demands for equitable compensation, cultural recognition, and the right to return to their home territories were socially and politically marginalized, the importance of Nubian literature as a form of "resistance narrative" that rewrites the history of the Aswan High Dam and Nubian displacement from a minority perspective is paramount.
Nasser saw this as an "affront to Egypt's dignity" and, reluctantly (as he wanted to remain non-aligned) turned to the USSR to back the Aswan High Dam project in both terms of technical assistance and concessional loans.
Since the early 1970s its situation has been drastically modified by the rising of Lake Nasser's waters behind the Aswan High Dam.
According to reports in the local Al-Ahram newspaper, the solar power project at Kom Ombo, near the Aswan High Dam hydro-electric plant, will be financed by a number of international institutions, including the African Development Fund and the World Bank.
Which country mainly financed the construction of the Aswan High Dam in Egypt, which took ten years to build during the 1960s?
Ever since the completion of the Aswan High Dam, 40 years ago, soil fertility levels in the Delta have been falling, as large quantities of sediment are no longer washed downstream.
Power lines were damaged in the south of the country and in the Sinai peninsula, but a senior regional power company official in Aswan, Mohamed Farag, told state news agency MENA the Aswan High Dam hydroelectric facility was unaffected.
Used well into the twentieth century, the Nilometer was rendered obsolete by the completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1970.
And in the last, "The Aswan High Dam," he presents fragments of disparate images--but preserved in their distinctiveness, allowing the reader to make connections, or not, rather than forcing them together.
A very important dam is the Aswan high dam, started in Egypt in 1960 near the Aswan dam built in 1902.
The book begins with a meditation on the environmental and cultural calamity brought about as the reservoir of the Aswan High Dam begins to fill in 1964.