Additional Financing Electricity Access Expansion Project (WB-P164090)

Countries
  • Niger
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
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
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
Aug 31, 2018
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
Government of the Republic of Niger - Ministre du Plan
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Hydropower
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 70.00 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)
$ 162.00 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 Sep 3, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Apr 1, 2018


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Project Description

The development objective of Electricity Access Expansion Project for Niger is to increase access to electricity in the territory. This restructuring seeks Additional Financing (AF) to scale up the development effectiveness of a well performing parent project by: (a) financing a new transmission component to address the bottlenecks in the transmission systems in Niamey; (b) delivering additional results through the financing of additional infrastructure that will expand access in both urban and rural areas; and (c) further strengthening institutional capacity to improve power sector planning. The project requires the extension of the closing date from December 31, 2021, to December 31, 2023, to allow sufficient time to implement the additional activities. The disbursement estimates and schedule, implementation schedule, and Results Framework will also be revised in line with the new activities and closing date extension. The safeguards instruments were updated to cover the new component and activities that are financed by the proposed AF and other donors.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
Name:NIGELEC
Contact:Mahamadou Arzika
Title:Sécrétaire Génerale
Email:arzikam@yahoo.fr

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