Egypt: The Russians v. the Nile

The billion-dollar Aswan High Dam, partly financed by Russian credits, is to be the greatest monument in Egypt's history. Sixteen times the bulk of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the dam will create Lake Nasser, largest man-made lake in the world. According to the plans, it will bring into cultivation a badly needed million acres of now barren land, and double the present Egyptian output of electricity.

But last week there were serious doubts that the project can be finished by its scheduled date, even though 570 Soviet technicians and 17,000 Egyptian...

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