Gabon: ETDE signs contract for electrification project
5 August 2011
The company ETDE (Energy Technology Data Exchange) announced last Wednesday in Libreville that it had signed a contract with the Gabonese ministry of Energy for the construction of a high voltage line in the north of the country.
The works, at an estimated cost of close to 68 million dollars, will take 28 months, reports Info Plus Gabon.
They include the construction of this line, which will run for 63 km, and also the electrification of 11 villages in the north of Gabon close to the border with Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, involving a total of 30,000 inhabitants.
Also last Wednesday, the Senegalese minister for Infrastructures and Energy, Karim Wade, announced that the President of the Republic wants to bring electricity to the whole of Senegal, reports the Senegalese press agency.
"The ambition of the President of the Republic is to bring electricity into every house in every village in Senegal as quickly as possible", he said, during a meeting with members of the Union des jeunesses travaillistes libérales (UJTL), the Union for Liberal Labor Youth.