World Bank grants $700 million to Chad for two development projects – Agence Africa

The World Bank (WB) and Chad signed in N’Djamena on Wednesday 4 May loan agreements amounting to $700 million to finance two projects related to increasing access to energy and improving basic education learning outcomes Did it Central African country.

The two agreements were signed with the WB’s resident representative in Chad, Rasit Pertev, and his counterpart for the Chadian Minister, Development Planning and Cooperation, Mahamat Hamid Kauu, National Education and Citizen Promotion, Mogan Zikoumata.

According to available information, the first project will increase energy access to a dozen secondary cities and several villages in the capital, with the aim of electrifying one million homes by 2027, i.e. an increase of 6% to 30% of electrified households in five years.

“It is estimated that more than six million people will benefit from electricity services. In addition, the project will enable the electrification of 150 medical centers and 200 schools for the benefit of around 850 medical centers and 700 schools, mainly in rural areas, for the benefit of refugees and host communities,” Pertev said.

The second project aims to improve access to quality primary education. According to the World Bank, 2.8 million students enrolled in public and community primary schools will benefit from quality education programs.

Also, approximately 3.2 million students will benefit from more equitable access to a quality learning environment and the expansion of covered spaces to accommodate overcrowded classrooms.

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