Senegal receives 73 million from China for the electricity sector
25 January 2011
China has granted a loan of 73 million USD to Senegal in order to finance an electrical infrastructure project.
The aim is to resolve the problems of shortages experienced by the Dakar region, through works to renew and extend the electricity grid.
The works will ultimately improve and stabilize the quality of the electricity for 300,000 homes, but will also offer 150,000 households access to the electricity grid.
A second agreement was also signed by the Senegalese Prime Minister, Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye, and the Chinese deputy Prime Minister Hui Liangyu, concerning non-repayable aid of about 9.4 million dollars to Senegal, reports the APS press agency.
The Chinese deputy Prime Minister also indicated at the signature that his country will expand its cooperation with Senegal to a number of other areas, such as agriculture.