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South Sudan - Juba Power Distribution System Rehabilitation and Expansion Project - Appraisal Report (approved)


The Power Distribution System Rehabilitation and Expansion Project (PDSRE) aims at strengthening the distribution networks in Juba to provide reliable electricity supply from existing and future generation facilities and thus satisfy the suppressed load and demand growth in the city.The upgraded and reinforced electricity supply will contribute to improve the quality of service provided by the national utility; the quality of life of residents; and promote businesses, hence contributing to economic growth and poverty reduction in South Sudan. The Project consists of the construction of (i) 145 km of 33 kV lines; (ii) 370 km of 415/230 volt lines; (iii) drop lines for 20,000 new customers, (iv) the purchase and installation of 195 transformer stations of 33/0.415 kV; and (v) 20000 prepaid meters for the newly connected customers.Regarding financing of the project components, initial estimated cost of the project was not enough to cover the increased cost of the project after completion of procurement accordingly,supplementary financing required to contain the budget deficit

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