The loan Agreement between the Government
of Rwanda and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World
Bank) became effective on June, 9, 2010 for the sustainable energy development
project Electricity Access Scale-up Roll-out Program (EARP).
The Government of Rwanda through the
national electricity corporation is launching an extensive rural
electrification programme that is part of its corporate structure.
The project is one of the strategic
objectives of the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy aiming at
expanding access of economic infrastructure in the fields of transport, power,
The Electricity Access Scale-up Roll-out
Program (EARP) has set a five year strategic target to increase
the electrification rate in the country from the current 9% to 16%.
The project will connect 300,000 new
customers and service providers to the grid and build 2,500 km of medium
voltage lines and 6,000 km of low voltage lines.
Around US$300 Million will be allocated and invested into this programme.
activities of the EARP will be sub-divided for a better monitoring into five
zones being Kigali-Central Zone, Northern zone, Western zone, Southern zone and
the Eastern zone.
Map identifying regional zoning for regional
activities of EWSA(ex.RECO)