GIS-based power distribution in Senegal

GIS-based power distribution in Senegal

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Senegal: Senegal’s Minister of International Cooperation, Karim Wade and the Chinese ambassador to the West African nation, Yuan Xing Gong, signed a financing agreement of a project as part of extension of electricity network in the capital city Dakar. This 35 billion CFA Franc project is earmarked for the area of Guédiawaye, a suburb in Dakar. According to the Minister of Energy, the project entails the construction of some 475 substations, unwinding of 354 km of underground cable, 30 KV and 276 km of low voltage cable network, which will be fitted with GIS.

Energy Minister, Samuel Sarr announced that Senegal will soon install an assembly plant of lights LBC in the suburbs of Dakar to cover the needs of our country and respond to the request of countries in the sub-region, while providing opportunities for youth employment.

Source: Jollofnews