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Analyze the benefits and costs of the construction of the Aswan Dam.

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Karen Wright on April 17, 2018

The construction of the Aswan Dam in Egypt has provided many benefits, but they have a cost. The benefits include the creation of Lake Nasser, one of the largest artificial lakes; the production of hydroelectric power for the supply of 15 percent or more of the Egyptians of the energy needs; and the elimination of unpredictable seasonal floods. The costs associated with the dam include the displacement of thousands of the inhabitants of the Nile Valley in Egypt and the Sudan; the reduction of the deposits of fertile soil, which has changed species of native plants and requires the use of more artificial fertilisers in agricultural production; and the billions of dollars price tag for the construction of the dam.


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