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Countries:
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
Location: Eastern part of DRC
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
Status: Ongoing
Bank Risk Rating: U
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Board Decision Date: 2016-05-25
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Borrower or Client: SOCIETE NATIONALE D'ELECTRICITE
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Sectors:
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  • Construction
  • Energy

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Original disclosure @ AFDB website
Updated in EWS: 2017-09-18
Disclosure Date: 2008-06-20
NELSAP INTERCONNECTION PROJECT - DRC - SUPPLEMENTARY GRANT
AFDB-P-Z1-FA0-104

Project Description
The objective of the project is to Improve access to electricity in NBI countries through increased cross-border sharing of energy and power. The project consists of the construction and upgrading of 769 km of 110 kV and 220 kV line, as well as the construction and reinforcement of 17 transformer stations. It consists of: (i) the Uganda-Rwanda interconnection: the line runs from Mbarara station to Mirama station in Uganda, then from Mirama station to the new Birembo station in Rwanda; (ii) the Kenya-Uganda interconnection: the line runs from Lessos station in Kenya to Bujagali station passing through Tororo station in Uganda; and (iii) upgrading of the Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda interconnection. This component consists in upgrading the current line from Goma station to the Rusizi I station in DR Congo from 70 kV to 220 kV, and the line from Rusizi 1 station to Bujumbura in Burundi from 70 kV to 220 kV, as well as the construction of an extension from Bujumbura to Kiliba in DR Congo and the construction of a 220 kV line from Kibuye station to Gisenyi station in Rwanda; and lastly, the construction of the line from Gisenyi station in Rwanda to Goma station in DR Congo. The project also provides for building of the operating and maintenance technical capacities of the said networks
Investment Description
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BRI Aye Lucien Firmin - RDGC4 ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing crmuinfo@afdb.org, b.kargougou@afdb.org, b.fall@afdb.org, and/or s.toure@afdb.org. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/.
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