Ivory Coast reveals its plan to emerge from the energy crisis
8 March 2010
Director of Energy, Simon Eddy, has announced a series of measures to resolve the energy crisis in the Ivory Coast, which is regularly affected by electricity power cuts.
The State is going to import 25 MW from Ghana, and has entered into negotiations with other neighbouring countries to import additional electricity.
Mr. Eddy also announced the possibility of leasing a thermal power plant of 70 MW to be installed in Vridi.
The financial cost of this plan is estimated at 72.7 million Dollars, and the State can hope to make up 91% of the electricity shortfall, according to the Fraternité Matin newspaper.
As well as this, on 4 March last Saudi Arabia granted a loan of 1,400,000 Dollars to a number of Ivory Coast organizations.
These funds are destined for the realisation of 28 projects, in particular in the sector of drinking water treatment infrastructures and equipment for health centres.