Mauritania allocates 18 million dollars for the electrification of Aftout Chargui

The Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani launched, today Monday, from Gorgol, the project of Aftout Chargui, to distribute energy to 35 towns in the region. The project is funded jointly by Mauritania and the Islamic Bank development with 18 million dollars.

According to the Minister of Petroleum, Mining, and Energy, Abd Esselam Ould Mohamed Saleh, the project aims to electrify the region of Aftout Chargui, known as the triangle of hope, located between Mbout, Mounguel et Barkéol.

The electrification will be materialized through a high-voltage line, linking OMVS’s sub-station in Sélibaby with the scheduled station of Mbout 33/90 KWT and its construction power distribution facilities to benefit 35 in the region.

The Minister of petroleum said the project consists of two main sections: the first one focuses on reinforcing OMVS’s sub-station in Sélibaby, the construction of a power line of 107 km between Sélibaby and Mbout, and the construct of a sub-station in Mbout.

The second section is concerned with the creation of 405 km of medium voltage lines, the construction of three stations to connect Mbout, Barkéol, and Mounguel, the establishment of 15 sub-stations, and the construction of 20 stations.

The Minister added that the energy department’s strategy aims at ensuring that all citizens have access to electricity, reduce its coast, and transfer it to the main production centers.

He considered that this policy would positively impact reducing costs and saving expenditures, creating new jobs, and launching essential development projects, such as the project that will be carried out today. According to the Minister, this project will contribute to advancing the social and economic development of 100 thousand beneficiaries.

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