Kenya: Construction of electric power line costing 24 million USD at Thika

27 April 2011

The construction of a high-voltage alternating current line at a cost of 24 million dollars started last Thursday at Thika, in Kenya.

This double line, 27 km long, links the sub-stations of Kilimambogo and Mutaro to Thika, to the east of Nairobi.

The electric company, Kenya Power Lighting Company (KPLC) is in charge of the works, which is scheduled for completion in December 2011.

The aim is to meet the town's electricity demand, which has increased by 10 percent in recent years, reports the Xinhua press agency.

Elsewhere, the Paris-Nairobi initiative was inaugurated last Thursday in Paris.

Its aim is to help to install clean energy projects to attract investments to Africa.

"Financial backers consider that putting money into projects in Africa is pointless, since the projects are going to fail. We need to reboot the process of trust", explained a leader of the initiative, Pierre Radanne, to the AFP press agency.

Category: Energy

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