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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Cameroon-Chad Interconnection: the European Investment Bank set to finance project

The electricity interconnection project between Cameroon and the Republic of Chad is closely monitored by the European Investment Bank (EIB), said Andrea Pinna, head of the EIB's Central Africa Representation.

It was during a recent descent on the site of the Lom Pangar dam, an infrastructure built in the eastern region of Cameroon, for which the EIB has made available financing of nearly 20 billion CFA francs.

"You know that the potential of Cameroon is immense. It is one of the most important in Africa. The Sanaga River, alone, allows the generation of more than 6000 MW. For Cameroon, it is an immense opportunity to become an exporter of electrical energy. And to do this, there is need for interconnection lines with neighboring countries. One of the lines that the EIB is studying is the interconnection line between Cameroon and Chad, "he said.

According to the Cameroonian authorities, this project for which the AfDB provided partial financing (in 2013), for the purpose of carrying out feasibility studies, aims at the construction of a 700 km electric transmission line between Ngaoundere and Maroua, at the Cameroon, and N'Djamena, Chad. It is also planned a 250 km ramp between Maroua (Cameroon), Mogrom and Ndjamena (Chad).