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World Bank aids electricity delivery in Solomon Islands

Staff Writer | July 10, 2018
Nearly 10,000 Solomon Islanders will benefit from new or improved electricity services through loans and grants from the World Bank.
Solomon Islanders
Pacific   The $20 million dollar project will provide renewable energy
The $20 million dollar Electricity Access and Renewable Energy Expansion Project will provide renewable energy hybrid mini-grids, electricity connections in low-income areas and new grid-connected solar power.

The bank said the focus will be on providing connections to households and small businesses, and community infrastructure for schools and health centres in Honiara and surrounding towns.

Currently less than 20 percent of the Solomons' population has access to a power supply and where electricity is available it is costly and unreliable.