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Botswana - Morupule B Power Project - Executive ESIA Summary
The Government and Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) have called on the World Bank and African Development Bank to partner in the country’s energy sector development at the policy, strategy, and investment levels. This includes a request for provision of an IBRD and ADB loan and/or guarantees for the 600-MW coal-fired Morupule B Power Generation and Transmission project and other associated facilities. The Government and BPC desire that energy sector development, especially coal power projects, be implemented consistent with appropriate best practices for minimal environmental and social impacts, and that the cost of energy from the project to be affordable. Other DFIs and commercial banks are also expected to participate in the financing of the proposed project.