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Côte d’Ivoire - Project to Improve Access to Electricity in Rural Areas - Appraisal report


The Project to Improve Access to Electricity in Rural Areas (PAEMIR) is an investment operation to extend medium-voltage electricity networks and connections in rural areas. The project covers three districts in northern Côte d'Ivoire (Savanes, Woroba and Zanzan), and concerns 426 localities with an estimated population of 259,486. The project’s objective is to increase the electricity access rate in Côte d'Ivoire, and more specifically in the above-mentioned districts where access is lower than the national average currently estimated at 59.50%. The project falls within the National Rural Electrification Programme (PRONER), which aims to electrify all localities with more than 500 inhabitants by 2019 and the entire country by 2025. Capacity building activities will also be organised for CI-ENERGIES staff, and feasibility studies conducted for certain projects. The total project cost is estimated at EUR 48.51 million, and will be co-financed by the Bank (87%) and the Ivorian Government (13%). The project implementation will cover 36 months, from 2019 to 2021.

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