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26-Jan-2005 - Tunis, 26 January 2005 – The African Development Bank (ADB) Group has decided to support the development of integrated hydro-electric power in West Africa. River basins in the sub-region offer an opportunity for the development of the largely unexploited energy potential. Hydropower would help end the persistent problems of power shortage and the heavy dependence on imported petroleum products for the production of electricity through the inter-connection of the sub-regional power grids.
26-Jan-2005 - In this perspective, the Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the Bank Group approved in Tunis on Wednesday, a grant of 3.45 million Units of Account (UA*) equivalent to US$ 5.35 million, to finance a hydro-electric study for the benefit of the Gambia River Basin Development Organization (OMVG) countries. Specifically, the project involves detailed studies and the preparation of bidding documents for the Sambangalou and Kaléta Hydro-Electric power schemes as well as the interconnection of the...
25-Jan-2005 - The Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Honorable Haroun Ali Suleiman, in his speech, explained that the Bank’s involvement in the development of the Education Sector in Zanzibar started with Education II Project, which came at a time when most bilateral partners had suspended their support to Zanzibar on political grounds.
18-Jan-2005 - The ADB Vice-President for operations, Mr. Bisi Ogunjobi and Uganda’s Minister of State in charge of Investments, Finances Planning and Economic Development, Mr.
13-Jan-2005 - Tunis, 13 January 2005 – The African Development Bank Group (ADB) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) are working on a Protocol Agreement aiming at formally boosting cooperation between the two Institutions. This agreement could be finalized by June 2005. This is the conclusion reached at a recent working session held between the two Institutions within the framework of a visit to the Temporary Relocation Agency by a WAEMU delegation headed by the Chairman of the WAEMU Commission, Mr. Soumaïla Cisse.
13-Jan-2005 - The ADB Vice-President for North, South and East operations, Mr. Theodore Nkodo and Madagascar Minister of Finances, Mr. Benjamin Radavidsonsigned in Tunis two grant agreements from the African Development Fund (ADF) to finance a project for the control of communicable diseases HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases STD, tuberculosis and hepatitis) and a project of Institutional Capacity Building for Good Governance (PRIBG)in the amount of about US$ 9 million, equivalent to UA* 6 million for each project.
ADF, Burundi sign 4 loan and grant agreements to support socio-economic reforms, institutional modernization and good governance12-Jan-2005 - The ADB Vice-President for Central and West operations, Mr. Bisi Ogunjobi and Burundi’s Minister of Finances, Mr. Athanase Gahungu signed in Tunis four loan and grant agreements from the African Development Fund (ADF) to finance three important operations for a total amount of US$ 36 million equivalent to UA* 23 million. These three operations will focus on administrative modernization, basic infrastructure rehabilitation, protection of environment and reinforcement of capacity building.
Green light for AfDB regional office in Dakar: The AfDB will have 25 representation offices in Africa at the end of 200628-Dec-2004 - Tunis, 28 December 2004 – The Senegalese National Assembly has ratified the agreement establishing the African Development Bank (ADB) Group regional office in Dakar. The Regional office covers the activities of the ADB and the African Development Fund (ADF) in Senegal, Mauritania, The Gambia and Cape Verde.
27-Dec-2004 - The Institutional Support Project funded by the ADF will provide ALG, a regional cooperation organization including Burkina-Faso, Mali and Niger, with an energy and rural transport plan for the Liptako-Gourma Region which by the year 2006 will lead to a regional stock watering programme, a regional electrification programme and a rural road programme.
20-Dec-2004 - The Board of Directors of the ADF approved in Tunis on Monday, a loan of 15.20 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to 23.35 million US dollars to finance the Gitarama-Ngororero-Mukamira road project.
17-Dec-2004 - Copenhagen, 17 December 2004 – The African Development Fund (ADF) Deputies met in Copenhagen, Denmark, on December 16-17, 2004, for the Tenth Replenishment of the African Development Fund. Representatives of borrowing countries (Burundi, Ethiopia, Mali and Zambia) also participated in the replenishment discussions.
14-Dec-2004 - Tunis, 14 December 2004 – The African Development Bank (ADB) Group clears 33% of Congo’s arrears and resumes its assistance to the country by supporting economic reforms programme.