but the only sucessful
one was the Aswan High Dam, built with soviet money and expertise in the
A visit to the Dam is interesting, but much of its scale cannot be seen
because of very high security. Tourists are permitted only on part of
the top of the Dam, and video cameras (but not still cameras) are prohibited.
There is a huge hydro-electric generating plant that can supply all of
Egypt's needs, but this is not visible to the visitor..
On the low side of the dam is the rocky Nile cataract, and on the high
side is Lake Nasser, a gigantic lake 300km (180 miles) long stretching