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Japan providing grant for geothermal development at Aluto Langano, Ethiopia

Well on site of Aluto Langano geothermal plant, Ethiopia (source: ThinkGeoEnergy, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 12 Aug 2017

Japan is to provide a grant to the efforts to install a geothermal power plant at Aluto Langano in Ethiopia

In a meeting last week, Shinichi Saida, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia, and Admasu Nebebe, Ethiopia’s State Minister for Finance and Economic Cooperation, signed an Exchange of Notes for three Grant Assistance Projects.

The projects are a “Construction of Secondary Schools in Tigray Region” and “Improvement of Water Supply in Bahir Dar City”, and the installation of a small scale geothermal plant in Aluto Langano.

Ambassador Saida after the signing ceremony said the government of Japan is determined to contribute to Ethiopia’s vision of becoming a lower middle-income country by 2025, as outlined in the Second Growth and Transformation Plan of the country.

The “Installation of Geothermal power plant in Aluto Langano” project will help diversify power sources, and realize the power supply from a geothermal power plant through the introduction of small scale power system. The project is expected to benefit 300,000 people.

Source: Apa News