Monrovia, April 30, 2019 (LEC): A US$31.8 million project funded by the African Development Bank (ADB) to expand electricity to 14,000 new customers along the Monrovia-Roberts International Airport corridor will be launched in Schiefflin, Margibi County on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
Under the Liberia Energy Efficiency and Access Project (LEEAP), the project entails the construction of 66 Kilovolts (kV) double circuit transmission lines from Paynesville to RIA.
Two new substations of 66/22 Kv and 66/33 Kv will also be constructed in Schiefflin and Harbel in Margibi County as well as the construction of medium voltage/low voltage network in communities along the ELWA – RIA corridor;
Meanwhile, another phase of the LEEAP which will be launched on May 8, 2019 in Pleebo, Maryland County will construct medium voltage/low voltage network in communities along the Pleebo – Fish Town corridor.
The project is expected to develop the institutional capacity at the LEC, Rural Renewable Energy Agency (RREA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME).
The LEEAP will aid the government in its post-conflict recovery drive. It will provide electricity to two major government installations along the RIA corridor, the Camp Schiefflin Military Barrack and the Robert International Airport (RIA); improve the living standards of beneficiaries and provide street lighting for the RIA Highway.