|Approval Date||06 Nov 2013|
|Signature Date||28 Nov 2013|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2020|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Oct 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||23010|
The project consists mainly in the construction of a high voltage interconnection network linking Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Other activities related to the construction of infrastructure are also envisaged, including the electrification of localities situated along the power line, capacity building for WAPP and the countries, conduct of studies on the planning and feasibility of hydroelectric power stations to strengthen energy trade and the project management. The project implementation will help complete the WAPP interconnection network and enhance power supply security by 290 MW.
It will provide electricity coverage for 70% of them, among which 50% are women. It will create 5,000 direct jobs and 2,000 indirect jobs during the implementation period and 45 permanent jobs at the end of the project. It will provide 100% coverage during peak period for Sierra Leone and Guinea that normally have 1/3 coverage. The average electricity production cost per kilowatt/hour will reduce from more than 20 US cents in 2012 to 15 US cents in 2020. Education standards will improve in the area as more children will have access to electricity to study.
The project will benefit the populations, especially those living in the direct project impact area and the various sectors of the economy of the four countries.
African Development Fund
Nigerian Trust Fund
GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE (REGIONAL)
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|
|Name||GABA OUEDRAOGO Fatimata|