September 24, 2020
On Sept. 18, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with The Government of the Republic of Kenya in Nairobi, to provide grant aid of up to 1.88 billion yen for the Project for the Improvement of Power Distribution System in and around Nakuru City and around Mombasa City.
The electrification rate of the Republic of Kenya is about 75.0%, which is below the world average of about 88.7%. Also, the difference in the electrification rate between Nairobi and other cities causes economic disparity. The objective of the Project is to improve distribution and stability of electric power supply in targeted areas by introducing low-loss type distribution transformers, and to stimulate socio-economic growth and improve living standards. This project will also contribute to the achievement of SDGs Goal 7.
Details for the project are provided below.
|Country||Republic of Kenya|
|Project title||Project for the Improvement of Power Distribution System in and around Nakuru City and around Mombasa City|
|Planned implementation period||40 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period|
|Executing agency||Kenya Power and Lighting Company|
|Target region, facilities||In and around Nakuru City and around Mombasa City|
|Specific project details (provisional)||① Facility improvements/equipment procurement
Low-Loss Type Distribution Transformers, Conductor. Concrete and wooden Poles
② Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, construction/procurement supervision, (as guidance in managing the facilities)