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Benin: AfDB funding for rural power
The African Development Bank board approved a loan of €61.77m ($70m) to the government of Benin on 26 September to finance a rural electrification project targeting 309 communities. The three-year project aims to benefit 1m people and increase the rate of access to electricity in rural areas from 8.11% in 2018 to 13.78% in 2022.
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