MIL-OSI Asia-Pac: Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with Côte d’Ivoire: Contributing to the COVID-19 crisis response, realizing a resilient health system, and strengthening transmission lines for stability of the power supply

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Source: Japan International Cooperation Agency

signing ceremony

On May 25, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed loan agreements with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire in Abidjan, to provide Japanese ODA loans of up to a total of 37,028 million yen for the following two projects.

(1) COVID-19 Crisis Response Emergency Support Loan (loan amount: 15,000 million yen)
(2) Taabo-Kossou-Bouake Power Network Reinforcement Project (loan amount: 22,028 million yen)

Details for the projects are provided below.

(1) COVID-19 Crisis Response Emergency Support Loan
(a) Objective and Summary
The objective of the program is to realize a resilient health system through concessional financing. This will be achieved by supporting the smooth implementation of policies to strengthen the COVID-19-response capacity of the health sector, enhance economic and physical access to high-quality health services, and improve health finance. Such policies will promote the economic stabilization and development of Côte d’Ivoire. The project will contribute to the achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Goal 3 (Good health and well-being).

(b) Executing Agency
1. Ministry of Economy and Finance
Address: Abidjan Plateau, Immeuble SCIAM 19e étage, B.P. V 163 Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
TEL: +225-27-20-30-25-26

2. Ministry of Budget and State Portfolio
Address: Abidjan Plateau, Immeuble SCIAM 10ème et 11ème étages, 01 BP 12666 Abidjan 01,Côte d’Ivoire
TEL: +225-27-20-21-59-95

3. Ministry of Health, Public Hygiene and Universal Health Coverage
Address: BPV 4 Abidjan-Plateau Cité Administrative, Tour C 16ème étage, Côte d’Ivoire
TEL: +225-27-20-21-08-71

(c) Planned Implementation Schedule
1.Completion of program: February 2022 – when the loan is executed
2.Issuing of letters of invitation for consulting services: No hiring of consultants is planned for this program
3.Tender announcement of initial procurement package for international competitive bidding on project construction: No work in conjunction with bidding is planned for this program

(2) Taabo-Kossou-Bouake Power Network Reinforcement Project
(a) Objective and Summary
The objective of the project is to increase the amount of power supplied to the central and northern areas of Côte d’Ivoire as well as to neighboring countries Mali and Burkina Faso, and to improve the standard of living and stimulate economic activity in the targeted areas. This will be accomplished by constructing and extending transmission lines, substation facilities, and distribution networks between Taabo, Kossou, and Bouaké, which are located in the central region of Côte d’Ivoire. The project will contribute to the achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Goals 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and 13 (Climate action).

(b) Executing Agency
Côte d’Ivoire Energies
Address: Place de la République immeuble EECI, 01 BP 1345 Abidjan 01, Côte d’Ivoire
Phone: +225-27-20-20-60-00

(c) Planned Implementation Schedule
1. Completion of project: February 2027 – when the facilities are put into service
2. Issuing of letters of invitation for consulting services (including detailed design work): May 2022
3. Tender announcement of initial procurement package for international competitive bidding on project construction:
Procurement package title: Transmission Line and Substations 1, Transmission Line and Substations 2, Distribution Networks
Release date: December 2023

Project title Amount
(million yen)
Annual interest rate (%) Repayment
period
(years)
Grace
period
(years)
Procurement
Project Consulting services
COVID-19 Crisis Response Emergency Support Loan 15,000 0.01 15 4 General untied
Taabo-Kossou-Bouake Power Network Reinforcement Project 22,028 1.00 0.01 30 10 General untied

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