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Central Africa infrastructure mission

8 October 2007 – The African Development Bank NEPAD division and the NEPAD secretariat infrastructure unit have conducted a joint visit to Libreville and Brazzaville.

The visit, at the invitation of the Central African Economic Community (ECCAS) included talks with ECCAS, the Central African Development Bank, the Central African Power Pool and the Central African Economic and Monetary Community.

Priority programmes in transport and energy were discussed, with a main objective being to determine how NEPAD and the Bank an assist in mobilising resources in the region. The objective was to discuss the priority programmes of Central Africa in the transport and energy sectors and to determine how both NEPAD and the Bank can assist in mobilising resources.

A statement from NEPAD reads "Fourteen priority projects, including five cross border projects, have been identified in the energy sector. The African Development Bank offered to use the NEPAD-IPPF to prepare the projects while the Central African Development Bank agreed to fund rehabilitation of the generating stations in the Central African Republic."

A briefing by the Central African Power Pool centred on the status of the electricity interconnector project between Inga, Cabinda and Pointe Noir in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Congo-Brazzaville.