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Multinational - Burundi-Rwanda Interconnection of Electricity Grids Project - Summary RAP
This document summarizes the Comprehensive Resettlement Plan (CRP) of the Electricity Interconnection Project linking Rwanda (Kigoma-Butare) to Burundi (Ngozi-Gitega). The interconnection of Burundian and Rwandan electricity grids by connecting the Gitega, Ngozi, Butare and Kigoma localities is part of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme Interconnection of Electric Grids Project known by its English acronym NELSAP. The total planned length of the 110-220 kV line is 140.7 km, comprising 61.5 km in Rwanda and 79.2 km in Burundi. The building of two new transformer substations and the expansion of two existing ones is also planned. In accordance with the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group’s Integrated Safeguards System (ISS) and national regulations, the project has been classified in Category 1 due to its nature, the number of people affected by the line corridor, and the land required for the construction of the new sub-stations.