Cabo Verde to achieve 100 pct electrification in 2015

12 May 2014

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) is expected to achieve 100 percent electrification by 2015, when it celebrates 40 years since its independence, the country’s Prime Minister José Maria Neves said Sunday according to Cape Verdean news agency Inforpress.

At the inauguration ceremony for the electricity grid in Chã Gonçalves, in the Ribeira Grande de Santiago council area, the Prime Minister said that with these investments the country could reach new horizons staring with agricultural development and improving quality of life.

José Maria Neves also said that in 2015 work would begin to build the São João Baptista dam as well as construction of reservoirs and increasing production of water through desalination.

The next areas to benefit this year from a new power grid will be Belém, Tronco and Pico Leão.

Supplying electricity to Chã Gonçalves cost 30 million escudos and was funded by the African Development Bank (ADB), Japan and the Cape Verdean central government. (macauhub/CV)