The consulting services contracts are to be financed from a €8 million donation from the EU’s Investment Facility for Africa administered by the African Development Bank (EU/PAGODA) and a grant of US$ 980 000 from the African Development Bank, through the NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility Fund (NEPAD IPPF).
The project is designed to contribute to the socio-economic development of the populations in the sub-region of the Great Lakes countries (Burundi, DRC and Rwanda) through greater availability and access of energy at an affordable cost as well as to strengthen regional cooperation and integration. The project is one of the priority infrastructure projects identified by EGL under its Regional Energy Master Plan, which aims to exploit the hydroelectric potential of the Ruzizi river fully. It will be the last of a cascade of four plants on the Ruzizi. The 29.8 MW Ruzizi I and 43.8 MW Ruzizi II are already operational while the 147 MW Ruzizi III is under development, with prequalification bids for an EPC contractor invited late last year (See H&D Issue 1, 2021).
For additional information and to confirm interest, contact:
Charles Vumbi Mbenga,
Directeur Général de l’EGL,
Organisation de la CEPGL pour l’Energie des Pays des Grands Lacs,
Boulevard de l’UPRONABP 1912,
Tel.: +257 22 22 55 04;
Fax: +257 22 22 41 57;