Electricity Transmission and Reform Project (WB-P152755)

  • Cameroon
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 7, 2016
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government Republic of Cameroon
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  • Hydropower
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 325.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 375.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 12, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 15, 2016

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Project Description
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The objective of the Electricity Transmission and Reform Project is to improve the capacity, efficiency, and reliability of Cameroon’s national electricity transmission network. There are three components to the project, the first component being provision of support towards the operationalization of SONATREL’s transmission portfolio. This component is underpinned by a detailed action plan/roadmap, and will include the following sub-components: handover of transmission assets, including the spin-off, sale, and transfer to SONATREL, consolidation of SONATREL, including institutional and regulatory framework, technical and management support for start-up and initial operations of SONATREL, and overall management of the National Transmission Grid Investment Program. The second component is the strengthening of the national transmission grid. This component will improve the capacity and reliability of Cameroon’s national electricity transmission network by financing priority investments to upgrade and extend the national transmission networks and strengthen the reliability of power supply in the interconnected systems. Finally, the third component is the project management support and capacity building. The project will finance technical assistance, analytical work, and capacity building support to key sector stakeholders, including AER, ARSEL, and MINEE (Ministry in charge of Water and Energy) to ensure clarity of roles and responsibilities, further bolstering sector governance within the context of the new sector framework. Moreover, the component will ensure the provision of needed technical, financial, operational, and fiduciary assistance to SONATREL’s Project Implementation Unit (PIU) for the implementation of the project.
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Name: Minister of Water and Energy (MINEE) Contact: Dr. Basile Atangana Kouna Title: Minister Tel: 00237222223400 Email: cabinet.minee@gmail.com ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.

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