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DR Congo: Electrification contracts awarded

The Ministry of Energy has awarded two contracts for projects within the framework of the private sector-based access expansion component of the World Bank-financed Electricity Access and Services Expansion programme. A consortium of the US-based National Rural Electric Cooperative Association International, Spain’s MRC Consultants and local engineering consultancy VSI Afrique has been awarded a $1.2m contract to develop a national geospatial plan for least-cost electrification of the country by 2040, accompanied by an implementation strategy and an investment prospectus for 2021-25.

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