|Approval Date||08 Jul 2015|
|Signature Date||16 Nov 2015|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Sep 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||23630|
The Bissau City Power Supply Improvement Project (PASEB) is part of the the electricity sector investment and capacity building program consistent with the Guinea Bissau's Strategic and Operational Plan for 2015-2020. It aims to enhance access to, and improve electricity supply in Bissau city.
The project will contribute to the strengthening of the country’s resilience since, as described in the study on the country's fragility, "Government's weaknesses are exacerbated by a chronic lack of infrastructure. Equitable access to basic infrastructure services such as electricity is a means to increase the government's legitimacy establishing trust between the government and its citizens, and enhancing the inclusiveness of growth". More specifically, the project will (i) reduce 22 to less than 2, the number of daily electricity outages in Bissau related to the poor condition of the distribution network; (ii) reduce the rate of overall losses in Bissau from 47% to 20%; and (iii) strengthen the commercial management and governance of the National Society of Electricity and Water Corporation (EAGB).
The direct beneficiaries of the project, in addition to the EAGB, are the 31,000 existing suscribers whose facilities will be rehabilated, the 10,500 new suscribers who will be connected as well as other Bissau residents who will benefit, among other advantages, of the public lighting.
African Development Fund
Government Of Guinea-Bissau
DIRECTION GENERALE DE L'ENERGIE
|Last Update||26 May 2020|