In Gabon, the new Prime Minister, Christiane Ossouka Raponda, took stock of the work in progress in the electricity sector. This involves the rehabilitation and construction of 750 km of power lines and the installation of three dams with a total capacity of 146 MW.
In Gabon, 40,000 households will see their access to electricity improve thanks to the rehabilitation and construction project of 750 kilometers of power lines undertaken by the government. This promise was renewed by Christiane Ossouka Raponda (photo), the new Prime Minister of Gabon during the presentation of her political program to the National Assembly.
The project carried out with the support of the Gabon Special Economic Zone (GSEZ) INFRA will concern the low and medium voltage lines on the Kango-Bifoun-Lambaréné-Fougamou-Mouila and Oyem-Bitam-Okok-Batouri axes and will take into account 150 villages. . This electricity network extension project will also allow the addition of 17 MW of capacity.
In terms of increasing the installed capacity of the country, several construction works of power plants will be launched. These are the Kinguélé Aval dam (57.9 MW) whose construction will start in 2020 and those of Ngoulmendjim (73 MW) and Dibwangui (15 MW) whose works will begin in 2021. The infrastructures that will supply several provinces of the country will generate 2,350 jobs when they are set up.
Source: Agence Ecofin