WAPP-APL4 (Phase 1): Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone and Guinea Regional Interconnector (WB-P163033)

  • Africa
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Guinea
  • Ivory Coast
  • Liberia
  • Sierra Leone
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Nov 17, 2017
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The West African Power Pool (WAPP) Secretariat
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 122.38 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 126.98 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 27, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Feb 1, 2017

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Project Description

The development objectives of the Power Interconnection Project for Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea (CLSG) are: (i) to reduce the cost of and increase the electricity supply at utility level, and to increase the export capability of Cote d’Ivoire, and (ii) to increase the technical integration of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) network. The additional financing (AF) aims to fill a financing gap due to several factors of United States (U.S.) 104.9 million dollars of the WAPP CLSG power interconnection component to avoid delays in completing the line. It also provides U.S. 17.5 million dollars of AF for the WAPP integration and technical assistance component to scale up the impact of this component, and to fill a financing gap created by the fluctuations of the special drawing rights (SDR) and U.S. dollar exchange rate.

This project is part of the Programme for Infrastructure Development In Africa (PIDA)

Investment Description

Contact Information

Name:Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy
Contact:Patrick Sendolo
Title:Directeur du Departement Techniques Industrielles et Exploit

Name:Ministry of Energy
Contact:Henry Macauley

Name:The West African Power Pool (WAPP) Secretariat
Contact:Siengui Ki
Title:Secretary General

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