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The European Union has provided EUR 18.9 million (about US$21.5 million) for the design and construction of electricity distribution network in Monrovia to help address the increasing demand for electricity in various parts of the city.

According to a press release, the Government of Liberia and the European Union on Thursday, December 6,entered into a contract with MBH Power Limited to carry out the project.

The installation of the new power distribution network will allow the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) to connect more homes and increase its customer base in order to absorb the increase quantity and much cheaper energy expected to be generated by the Mount Coffee Hydro.

The distribution network will connect 38,000 small households in Monrovia and its environs, thus contributing to the increase of energy supply to the people of Monrovia. Communities expected to be connected through the project include Peace Island, TB Annex (from the Congo Town back road to ELWA Junction, GSA Road, Zubah Town, Rehab Road, SKB Sports Complex (Around), Rock Crusher, LBS, and behind the German Embassy in Congo Town, among other areas. Press Release

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