Cote d’Ivoire: Urgent Electricity Rehabilitation Project

June 9, 2009

IDA Grant: US$50 million equivalent
Project ID: P112573
Project Description: The Urgent Electricity Rehabilitation Project for Cote d’Ivoire aims to help improve the availability, reliability, efficiency, and financial viability of electricity supply in Cote d'Ivoire. There are three components to the project. The first component of the project is distribution network rehabilitation and expansion, this component will address the lack of regular maintenance over the last ten years and it includes rehabilitation and upgrading of medium and low voltage distribution equipment and facilities. The second component of the project is preparatory activities for the future transmission network investments, this component will provide resources to finance the consulting expertise required to carry out feasibility and environmental impact assessment studies as well as bidding documents for the projects needed to restructure and upgrade the high voltage (HV) network. The third component of the project is project oversight and institutional support, this component will provide funds for a diverse program of technical assistance, training, studies, and a contribution to revolving fund to pre-finance electricity hookup charges for low income households.

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