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Africa – Electricity: Central Africa calls for mobilization of all to accelerate integration projects in the electricity sector

Central Africa calls for mobilization of all to accelerate integration projects in the electricity sector
Written by Deckson N.

The Council of Ministers and the Steering Committee of the Central African Energy Pool (PEAC) met in Yaoundé on 5 June 2017, under the chairmanship of Leopold Mboli Fatran, Chairman-in-Office of PEAC.

At the end of the meeting, the Council of Ministers gave guidance to the Permanent Secretariat of the PEAC for the operational, concrete and urgent implementation of the portfolio of priority integrative projects. To know; The Cameroon and Chad electricity grid interconnection project, the Chollet hydroelectric development project (Congo-Cameroon border) and associated transmission lines between the Republic of Cameroon and the Republic of Congo, the Dimoli hydroelectric project Republic of Cameroon, the Central African Republic and the Republic of the Congo. Not to mention the portfolio of the cross-border electrification project program, which includes seven villages in the Central African Republic from the city of Mobayi (DRC).

The Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC) was willing to organize, with the support of the PEAC Permanent Secretariat, a consultation of the donor pool in order to review the projects at maturity in order to establish better coherence and offering appropriate funding. The Islamic Development Bank (IDB), on the other hand, has indicated its willingness to support PEAC in its investment drive.

The Council of Ministers also solemnly called on the international financial community and the private sector to mobilize more to finance the physical realization of these projects, which are designed to accelerate the socio-economic integration of Central Africa .

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