Congo - Rural Electrification Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 06 Dec 2012
Signature Date 05 Apr 2013
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 10,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Rural Electrification Project is part of a national programme for the electrification, from the interconnected electricity grid, of 53 rural centres in 10 of the 12 Departments of Congo. The programme aims to contribute to improving the living conditions of rural communities through sustainable access to electricity and to boost the accelerated municipalisation programme initiated by the Government in 2004 aimed at providing all District headquarters with basic social infrastructure. The project should make it possible to provide grid connection and electrical energy from hydroelectric and gas-fired plants to: (i) 5,100 households or 25,500 inhabitants; (ii) 17 health centres; (iii) 40 educational establishments; (iv) 24 boreholes; (iv) 38 administrative centres and companies; and (v) a commercial area. The total cost, net of taxes, is estimated at UA 15.67 million. The main expected outputs at the end of 48 months of project implementation are: (i) construction of 305 km of medium and low voltage distribution grids; (ii) building of 71 MV/LV transformer stations; (iii) electrification of 59 new localities, including two rural communities and two District headquarters; (iv) installation of 5,100 connections; (v) installation of 2,255 street lighting units; and (vi) capacity building for public entities of the electricity sub-sector. The total project cost, net of taxes and customs duties, is estimated at UA 15.67 million, comprising UA 11.46 million in foreign exchange (73.11%) and UA 4.21 million in local currency (26.89%). It is focused on two main components, namely: A) Electrical Infrastructure; and B) Project Management Support.

Project Objectives

The project's sector goal is to increase the population’s sustainable access to electricity in order to improve its living conditions. More specifically, it aims to electrify 59 localities, including two rural communities and two District headquarters in the Pointe-Noire, Bouenza, Plateaux, and Cuvette and Cuvette-Ouest Departments.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the populations, businesses, government and municipal services, health centres, schools, drinking water treatment plants, small business and the National Electricity Corporation (SNE). Overall, 5,100 households or 25,500 people should have access to the grid thanks to the project.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Congo
Ministère de l'Energie et de l'Hydraulique


IATI identifier 46002-P-CG-FA0-001
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name TINE Papa Daouda

Geographic Location

Country Congo
Coordinates Location Name
-0.5 16 Cuvette
0 14.5 Cuvette-Ouest
-3.97611 13.5769 Mabombo
-2.07972 15.0878 Mbon
-1.46008 15.0762 Okoyo
-2 15.5 Plateaux
-4.1629 13.7109 Région de la Bouenza
-4.53278 11.9736 Tchimpassi
1.05278 15.6917 Liouesso
-4.77609 11.8635 Pointe-Noire