The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $14.57-million supplementary loan for South Sudan’s power project. The money will be used to rehabilitate and expand electricity distribution networks in the capital city of Juba.
The funds will be used to build 145 km of 33 kV lines, 370 km of 415 and 230 volt lines, buy 20,000 pre-paid meters to connect new customers to the national grid, and buy and install 195 transformer stations.
The supplementary loan to be distributed under the African Development Fund, covers a budget deficit of the total project financing granted four years ago.
This supplementary loan follows a grant from the AfDB in 2013 of $26 million to finance the country’s power project.