Original disclosure @ AFDB website
Updated in EWS Feb 25, 2019
Disclosed by Bank Jun 20, 2008
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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
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