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Delivering Exceptional Project Results by Jamal Moustafaev

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Introduction

Historical Perspective

Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair!

The idea for building a colossal dam in the southern part of Egypt had been considered by the country’s president Gamal Abdel Nasser since the mid-fifties. There were a number of reasons why he and the rest of the Egyptian government thought it would be a great benefit to their country: the desire to come up with an impressive deed after defeats in the war with Israel and the Suez crisis, the need to maintain steady levels of the Nile throughout the year, and the aspiration to produce more electricity to support the increase in the production of cane sugar, cottons, maize, fertilizer, steel, and textiles.

After the Western powers withdrew their promise of aid ...

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