Rural Electrification Program II (IADB-BO-L1117)

  • Bolivia
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Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 1, 2016
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Plurinational State of Bolivia
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jan 4, 2016

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Project Description
The general objective is to increase access to electricity in rural areas of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, making public and social services available to the population and helping to reduce poverty levels. The specific objectives are to increase: (i) electricity coverage in rural areas; (ii) the consumption of electricity for production-related uses in rural areas, with a gender focus; and (iii) electricity transmission capacity, in order to meet demand in the area where coverage will be expanded under the program and reduce CO2 emissions associated with the use of fossil fuels in isolated systems. The program was classified as a category “B” operation, since it will have some localized negative environmental and social impacts, mainly related to acquisition of easements for the transmission line, for which mitigation measures have been planned. During the construction phase, expected impacts are related to waste management, noise pollution, and liquid, solid, and gas discharges, which the IADB believes could be managed by implementing measures established in Bolivia’s technical environmental standards, international procedures commonly followed in these cases, and the IADB's environmental and social policies.
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
The total cost of the program is US$100 million, of which US$85 million will be financed by the IADB with resources from the Ordinary Capital, and US$15 million will be financed with resources from the IADB's Fund for Special Operations (FSO). The cost categories include the procurement of goods, works, land, consulting, and other services. No local counterpart contribution is planned.
Contact Information
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