Tanzania Eyes Hydropower Project in Game Reserve Despite Criticism

Tanzania said Tuesday that it planned to build a long-delayed 2,100-megawatt hydroelectric plant in a World Heritage site renowned for its animal populations and variety of wildlife habitats despite opposition from environmentalists. The East African nation considers the project at Stiegler's Gorge in the UNESCO-designated Selous Game Reserve as vital in its bid to diversify its energy mix as part of plans to end chronic energy shortages. Covering 50,000 square kilometers (19,300 square...

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