UNIDO, World Bank, ECOWAS announces €5m project on small hydro for West Africa

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The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), ECOWAS and the World Bank have teamed up to implement  a five-year programme on a small scale hydro power for West Africa.

The €5 million programme will be implemented between 2013 and 2018.

This was announced at  a recently-held regional workshop on small scale hydro power in the Liberian capital, Monrovia.

UNIDO, in a press release, said the programme will help  develop local capacity, share knowledge and hydrological data, and development policies and financial schemes.

It will also promote investment for at least 60 hydro sites in West Africa and help establish a network for the local development, construction and maintenance of small hydro plants, and the production of turbines and spare parts, the release added.

By Ekow Quandzie

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