The IDB finances the electrical interconnection between Mauritania and Senegal
The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Senegal will invest a total of 111.3 million euros, for the realization of a line of 225 kilowatts (kW) of electricity interconnection between Mauritania and Senegal, as announced this weekend.
The IDB will provide 103 million euros and 8.3 million euros in Senegal.
The main objective of this project is not only to strengthen regional cooperation between the two countries, but also to promote the cross-border energy market through the increase of supply and demand.
Thus, the institution has to accompany Mauritania to export part of its surplus energy to Senegal that you want to import a competitive electric power in a short period of time.
Mauritania has a huge electric potential especially in renewable energy, representing 25 per cent of installed capacity.
It has in its development policy of the electricity sector, to become an exporter of energy in the subregion.