According to the Bank’s website, the proposed project aims at development of a grid-connected solar PV power plant near Dekemhare Town (40 km southeast of Asmara), thereby increasing the availability of clean and affordable electricity. The project comprises four main components, namely: (i) power generation; (ii) technical assistance and capacity building; (iii) project management; and (iv) implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Plan and Gender Action Plan.
The project development objective is to improve the energy supply which will contribute to the country's higher development objective of improving socio-economic development of the population. The specific objectives of the project are therefore to contribute to increased and diversified electricity supply through development of renewable energy sources (solar energy), and consequently reduce the cost of electricity, create employment opportunities and enhance business activities, and reduce GHG emissions from the energy sector.
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