Thursday, 7 October 2010

Sudan Dam

Lots of conversations with the Sudanese I have met and questions about the Merowe Dam, east of Khartoum.  It seems to act as a sort of symbol of progress and one required for the rapidly growing needs of the masses (urban), particularly electricity, as opposed to the individual, or smaller group of people (rural or "Affected people") who  are  dispossessed  of their land and resettled elsewhere. It seems one of the tricky points in the process of rapid development and growth, just as the Aswan dam was on the border with Egypt. I was told there are other dam building projects in the pipeline, needed in the dry Northern landscape of desert sand pierced by the powerhouse that is the Blue Nile and the White Nile  - kinds of arteries giving life.

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