World Bank aids electricity delivery in Solomon Islands
Quoting Radio New Zealand – 10 July 2018
“Nearly 10,000 Solomon Islanders will benefit from new or improved electricity services through loans and grants from the World Bank.
“The $US20 million dollar Electricity Access and Renewable Energy Expansion Project will provide renewable energy hybrid mini-grids, electricity connections in low-income areas and new grid-connected solar power.
“The bank said the focus will be on providing connections to households and small businesses, and community infrastructure for schools and health centres in Honiara and surrounding towns.
“Currently less than 20 percent of the Solomons' population has access to a power supply and where electricity is available it is costly and unreliable.”
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