The Gambia has obtained $ 66 million for the electrification of its populations. The funds obtained within the framework of a regional project of access to electricity will allow the construction of a 100 km transmission line and the connection of the populations living along this line.

The ECOWAS regional project for access to electricity (ECOWAS-REAP) in partnership with the World Bank has allocated $ 66 million to the Gambian electricity sector. The funding will be used to improve people’s access to electricity.

It will allow the installation of an extension of the 225 kV transmission line built by the Organization for the Development of the Gambia River (OMVG). The new line will extend between the Soma and Brikama substations, bringing electricity to all the populations living along the 100 kilometers separating the two localities.

The regional project will concern 11 countries, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Mauritania and Chad. It will be implemented in several phases, the first of which is currently underway in The Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Mali. This phase has an envelope of $ 225 million.

 

Source: Agence Ecofin

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