World Bank announces power infrastructure plans for Dijibouti
30 July 2010
Power infrastructure is to be improved in Dijibouti, with the announcement on Tuesday (July 27th) the World Bank is to finance an energy generation project with a grant worth $8.9 million (£5.7 million).
The programme, known as the Power Access and Diversification Project, should help extend access to electricity for low-income citizens.
Sandwiched between the developing countries of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, the region might be known for unsettled political regimes and occasional food shortages.
And the building of power facilities could also offer employment in the republic, as well as raising the standard of living for up to 5,000 households in one of the poorest areas, Quartier Seven in the capital city.
Shamshad Akhtar, World Bank vice-president for the Middle East and North Africa Region, commented: "Today's signing reinforces years of active cooperation and dialogue with Djibouti's authorities as they seek to develop new sources of electricity supply including geothermal energy."