Electricity for All Program in Côte d’Ivoire gets US$ 10.53M shot in the arm

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The Board of Directors of the ADF has approved $10.53m in support of the implementation of the Electricity for All Program in Côte d’Ivoire. The money would go toward giving 739 rural communities access to affordable, clean electricity. The monies comprise an $ 8.26 million loan and a $ 2.27 million grant.

Marie-Laure, the ADB’s Director General said, “The project to secure electricity access in 739 localities in Côte d’Ivoire will have a variety of financial and socioeconomic effects on the national economy. A key result will be the decrease in energy use after connecting to the electricity grid, especially for residential lighting.”

Scope of the project to secure electricity access in 739 localities in Côte d’Ivoire

The project would facilitate domestic electrical installations and link the energy grid to around 71,660 families. Additionally, 7,168 commercial buildings, including hospitals, schools, organizations for women farmers, and shops will be electrified.

The purchase of environmentally friendly electrical production equipment will be made available to secure electricity access in 739 localities. As needed for the benefit of 100 women’s groups operating in the project area as part of the logistical support provided to them.

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In order to ease their movement into the workforce, the project will also support internships for young girls and boys. As well as those who have graduated from local vocational training centers and schools. The western Montages district, two northern districts, and the northeastern Zanzan area are all home to the 739 beneficiary communities.

Beneficiaries of the project

The Ivorian government, Côte d’Ivoire Energies, the Ivorian Electrical Company (CIE), and thousands of families that will be linked to the electricity system would all directly benefit from the project. Schools, Vocational centers, training centers, health centers, and women’s professional groups will also benefit from electricity access for their activities.

Additionally, the establishment of better critical social services will indirectly assist 500,000 persons who reside in the project’s effect region.