Congo wants to attain 90 percent access to electricity by 2015

26 May 2011

The Congolese Minister for Energy and Water, Bruno Jean Richard Itoua, announced last Monday that the Congo aimed to attain 90 percent access to electricity by 2015.

The government will concentrate on the rehabilitation of energy distribution networks and on the electrification of localities based on solar or wind power, biomass or thermal (gas/diesel), explained the minister, who was quoted by the Xinhua press agency.

Elsewhere, in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo, the minister for Transport and Communication of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (RDC), Martin Kabwelulu,  this week announced a series of measures in the domain of transportation.

"The government intends to take the appropriate measures to attain the overall objective, which can be summarized into three points: to assure the best possible safety and security in general mobility and fluidity throughout the republic, to rehabilitate and construct infrastructures and to provide the sector with efficient equipment", he stated, in a quote by the Xinhua agency.

Categories: Energy, Transport

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