Rwanda: Nyanza power cable plant to be commissioned in June
(Agence Ecofin) - Rwanda is giving itself the means to achieve universal access to electricity by 2024. One of the options taken in this context is the local manufacture of certain equipment, including cables for transmission lines. electrical.
Nyanza district will soon host Rwanda's second electrical cable manufacturing plant. The infrastructure, worth $5 million, is being built by Mark Cables Factory, a world-renowned cable manufacturer based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The first phase of plant operation will begin in June 2021. The second phase is scheduled for August.
According to Eric Rutabana, director of the Milbridge Group for East Africa, Rwanda depended on the importation of different varieties of cables. The country would spend at least $30 million a year on cable imports. “With the ambitious goal of extending electricity to all Rwandans, we must have local industries that support this goal […]. “said the official.
The plant, with its production capacity of approximately 35,000 tons per year, will be able to export to neighboring markets. “At first, we are targeting the Rwandan market with different types of products including AB cables, utility cables, building cables, flexible cables, multi-core cables and underground cables. “says Eric Rutabana.
The government's ambition is to increase the electricity production capacity from 238.36 MW to 556 MW by 2024. Thus, the population's access to electricity should increase from 56.7% to 100 % by 2024.
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