Mauritania: Work starts on a wind farm
26 November 2010
Last Sunday, the Mauritanian Prime Minister, Moulaye Laghdaf, laid the first stone at Nouadhibou for a wind farm.
With a capacity of 5 megawatts, it will comprise 16 wind turbines. The project is funded entirely by the Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière in the amount of 10.4 million dollars, reports Agence Nouakchott d'Information.
The minister for industry and mines, Mohamed Oudaa, stated that this project demonstrates the government's desire to encourage development initiatives in order to make the most of the country's natural resources, while at the same time conserving the environment.
Last Sunday, the prime minister also laid the first stone at Nouadhibou for a fishing complex costing 120 million dollars, reports the agency APA.
Financed by China, it will include a warehousing center with a capacity of 6,000 tonnes, an ice-making plant with a capacity of 100 tonnes per day and two seafood processing and packing plants.