Ethiopia Announces Solar Pv Tender For Six Mega-projects

  • The tender invites a public private partnership and is valued at US 800 million.
  • The six pojects will be located in Afar, Somali, Oromia and Tigray.
  • The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently provided USD 1.7 million in support of a number of infrastructure projects in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance announced last week that it will be tendering for six solar Pv megaprojects. The tender invites a public private partnership and is valued at US 800 million. The projects will be located in Afar, Somali, Oromia and Tigray.

The Finance State Minister Teshome Tafesse has confirmed that the solar Pv projects will form part seven hydro power and three road projects infrastructure investment cluster. According to Teshome, a governing board comprised of seven members from public and two from private sector has been established to enforce the PPP Proclamation and facilitate the identified projects. Read more

Since it has become very difficult for the government to meet the growing demand for infrastructures through public organs alone, it is highly committed to consolidate the PPP framework, he said.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has recently provided US 1.7 million support for the PPP program, including hiring of international consultants to the identified mega projects, it was indicated.

In November 2018 , Ethiopia announced 2 x 125mw solar Pv projects. Read more  

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