Guinea-Bissau

Emergency Electricity and Water Rahabilitation Project: Additional financing

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2.) Project Objectives

The project development objective of the proposed additional financing remains the same as for the original project (EEWRP), i.e. to assist the Government of Guinea-Bissau (GoGB) in the rapid restoration and improvement of electricity and water supply services in its capital city.

3.) Project Description

The EEWRP has four components: (i) technical assistance to prepare EAGB#s transformation and manage the company during the restructuring phase (US$1.5m); (ii) power generation scale up through the acquisition of a 5 MW generator, and commercial operation improvement through pre-payment meters (US$8.5m); (iii) construction of a 700m3 water reservoir to improve water supply reliability (US$1.2m); and (iv) project management, monitoring and evaluation (US$0.5m). The AF will cover an unanticipated Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorizedcost overrun arising in the course of procuring power generators of 5 megawatt (MW) capacity (component 2).