A new electricity project financed by the World Bank in the DRC
11 August 2009
A sum of 296.7 million Dollars has been released by the World Bank to finance an electricity project for domestic consumption and export in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to APA.
Among the investments made thanks to these funds, 226.7 million Dollars will be dedicated to the upgrading of the Inga hydro-electric dam (such as the replacement of the turbines and the improvement of the water flow system).
This work should allow for the production of electricity to be practically doubled from this site in the Congo, from 700 megawatts to no less than 1300 megawatts.
Some 93.8 million Dollars will also be invested in the construction of a second transmission line between Inga and Kinshasa, and 88.5 million Dollars will be assigned to the enhancing and extension of the Kinshasa distribution system.<br/>