The Project aims to (i) supply 14 additional areas on the outskirts of Niamey with electricity via 45,000 connections, (ii) connect three isolated grids to the main networks, enabling the shutdown of three small thermal plants and providing 18,000 connections in 18 villages (along the routes of the lines) and (iii) connect 30 rural municipalities and 70 villages to the main networks via 14,500 new connections.
Works for the city of Niamey are almost completed or will be finalized before September 2018. Two villages in the area of Dosso have been electrified (Dan Bidji and Makalgo). The construction within the areas of Dosso and Tillabéri (lot 4) should be completed in October 2018. The last equipment deliveries for the areas of Tahoua, Maradi and Zinder are now expected in H1 2019, while the works should be completed by end-2019.