AfDB grants USD83.6 million to support second Ethiopia–Djibouti link

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a grant worth USD83.6 million for supporting the implementation of the 230 kV Ethiopia–Djibouti Second Power Interconnection project.

Of the total funding approved, USD69.65 million will be granted to Ethiopia and USD13.93 million to Djibouti, both sourced from the AfDB’s concessional financing window, African Development Fund. The project entails the construction of a 102- km-long, 230 kV double-circuit transmission line from Semera (Ethiopia) to Galafi (Djibouti Border), a 190-km-long, 230 kV double-circuit transmission line from Galafi to Nagad in Djibouti, and a 170-km-long, 230 kV doublecircuit transmission line with one circuit strung from Kombolcha to Mile, and then to Semera in Ethiopia. It also includes the establishment of a new substation at Mile, and extension of the existing 230 kV Kombolcha, Semera and Nagad substations.

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