Nigeria plans to seek contractors for $350M minigrid project

Nigeria plans to seek contractors for $350M minigrid project

March 11, 2019 0 By NewsTakers

The Nigerian government plans to secure competitive bids for minigrid projects that it intends to finance through $350 million it is seeking from the World Bank.
In a general procurement notice, the federal government said that it will need goods, works, related services and consulting services for its Nigeria Electrification Project.
The World Bank funds will go toward solar hybrid minigrids for economic development, stand-alone solar systems for homes and micro, small and medium-scale enterprises, an education program and technical assistance.
Those interested in participating can contact the Rural Electrification Agency (REA); Attn: Damilola Ogunbiyi, Managing Director’s Office, No.
22, Freetown Street, Wuse II 900288, Abuja Nigeria; +234 803 499 5157; 817 217 2915; nep@rea.gov.ng; www.rea.gov.ng
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