10 MW hydroelectric power station in Mali
10 August 2010
A hydroelectric power station is going to be built at the site of the Markala dam, in Mali, with an output varying between 10 and 13 MW, reports the newspaper l'Indépendant.
A working meeting between the various actors in the project, including the Prime Minister, Modibo Sidibé, was held on 6 August.
Work on the power station, which will cost a total of 40.3 million dollars, should start sometime in 2011.
Also, the PANA agency has learned from the Ministry for Economy and Finances that in 2009 Mali received a sum of around 379 million dollars from its technical and financial partners in the form of loans and donations.
These resources are mainly earmarked for the financing of electrical infrastructure projects, such as the project to interconnect the electricity grids of Mali and Côte d'Ivoire and the support project for the energy sector.