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The High Dam in Aswan

what about The High Dam

The High Dam in Aswan was the most anticipated aspect of President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s effort to develop Egypt for all Egyptians when construction on it started in 1960. Even though the dam is not the biggest in the world, it is still a remarkable engineering achievement, standing over 360 feet tall and measuring 12,500 feet across.
The President Nasser-named reservoir, behind which the dam was built, finished filling up in 1979, and its benefits the Egyptian populace greatly.

The High Dam produced about 50% of Egypt’s electricity at the time of its construction, bringing electricity to the majority of Egypt’s villages for the first time. Allowed for development in new areas that were previously submerged each year when the river flooded and increased the amount of arable land in Egypt by about 30%.

Even if you only have a short amount of time in the city, visiting the dam is simple as it is only a 15-minute drive south of Aswan. It is a striking sight, and there are breathtaking views north toward the former Aswan Dam and south over Lake Nasser. Don’t let the high security deter you. Since a breach of the dam would wash the majority of Egypt into the Mediterranean, it is closely guarded.

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