Luxembourg finances solar energy project of the Cabo Verde parliament

19 February 2020

Luxembourg will pay for a solar photovoltaic production system for the palace of the National Assembly of Cabo Verde, which is expected to reduce the parliament’s electricity bill by approximately 30%.

The act of presentation of the project, which is budgeted at €150,000, was chaired by the minister of Foreign Affairs and Communities of Cabo Verde, Luís Filipe Tavares, the president of the country’s National Assembly, Jorge Santos and by the Luxembourgish Minister for Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, Frantz Fayot, as part of a visit to Cabo Verde.

Fayot said that this initiative is part of a Luxembourg cooperation programme to support renewable energy and is being implemented in partnership and with the collaboration of the Centre for Renewable Energy and Industrial Maintenance (CERMI) of Cabo Verde at a technical assistance level.

The Luxembourg Minister for Cooperation and Humanitarian Action is in the Cabo Verde archipelago as part of negotiations of the fifth Indicative Cooperation Programme between Cabo Verde and Luxembourg for the 2021-2024 period, which will benefit from an increase of more than 30%, rising from the current €45 million to approximately €60 million.

The programme, which is due to be signed between June and July, in Luxembourg, was one of the subjects dealt with at the working meeting between the Cape Verdean and Luxembourg delegations, held on Tuesday in Praia, according to the Inforpress news agency. (macauhub)